Originally Posted by infantrycak
When did WR become a non-premium position? Just like for the past 15 years WR is in the top 3 for highest paid positions this year.
Yeah, I'm sure the Niners success (or lack thereof under your usual definition) is built on a 1st rounder at RT more than oh say, Harbaugh, Navorro, Reid, Whitner, Brooks, Smith, etc.
And by the way, the HC and GM who made those OL picks are no longer part of the team and the success has come under a new administration. They were 6-10 with their 3 1st rounders OL. Way too many dots in that connection.
Facts are that the 49ers built their OL 1st by using high picks. Before they added any of the guys you mention. Then they added 3 difference makers a yr in the draft and used trades Boldin and FA to supplement their roster.
Hopefully the Texans philosophy will become more like the 49ers under Rick/BOB. If not things will remain much the same.