Originally Posted by awtysst
You always go with BPA. While the position may not necessarily be a position of need today, it might be tomorrow. Remember when KC drafted Larry johnson and everyone screamed at them to take a D player? Everyone yelled at them becuase they had Priest Holmes and they needed a D player. While Asomugha took a few years to develop, LJ stepped right in and led the Chiefs when Priest became hurt.
You never know what can happen on the field, so you need to take BPA.
I don't know if that's exactly the best example. LJ sat on the bench for a couple of years being grumpy before finally getting his chance. If they had taken a D player, they may have been better for a longer period of time. They probably would have gotten production sooner.
And as it is, LJ sat on the bench for a couple of years. Had two great years. And now is already used up and has had a couple of not so great years. He might be done already.