This is an interesting article. Maybe this has always been true. But it seems even more important now. We've talked about it here a number of times, about how important it is to keep a steady stream of good talent feeding us through the draft - it's the source of young and more affordable talent, as compared with teams that try to build through FA. The FA route, for top tier talent, is a cap-killer if you go there too much. That leaves it up to our scouts and Emery to get it right in the draft. This is where Jerry Angelo failed us. He brought in too many mediocre players, and too many outright busts. It eventually made us a 2nd tier team, especially in the NFC-N.......and of course the playoff appearances ended too. "The Seahawks are the best example of talent evaluators who are hunting longer and harder for players"