Originally Posted by nero THE zero
Is there precedent for teams not starting their 1st round picks (aside from instances where you might sit a QB for a year)?
Seems to me that even the best teams in the NFL have holes where a 1st round pick is going to/should be better than the guy ahead of him.
Seems like drafting a guy in the first would be an indictment on your scouting moreso than a statement of your depth/talent level.
Steelers, Packers, Ravens and others have all picked players in the first round that sat behind others in the lineup their rookie years and came out fine. The last 10 picks in the first round are usually not guys that are garunteed to start unless those teams have a specific glaring hole that could be fixed by said rookie.
Not every superstar in the NFL starts out as one as a rookie.