Originally Posted by Vinny
Get ready to draft one just about every year. I checked the Pittsburgh draft history and in virtually every year they pick a DE to convert in one round or another. All of our outside linebackers are going to be converted DE's in our scheme.
The Steelers also tend to draft at one OLman and one DLman every year. Not counting compensatory picks and any trades that means they commit 3 out 7 picks to their core philosophy of a 3-4 defense and power running game. if needs influence picks this year, (remember Casserly claims BPA) then OL and DL will be drafted this year by the Texans.
Note on the converted DEs normally even if they never pan out as OLB they often are very good special teams players so the picks are not wasted.
Also, for all of those who are contending that we have resolved the OLB situation, we have plenty of bodies but none have proven they are NFL level pass rushers, and have zero issue with Texans addressing this position at any point in the draft until there is guy who get at 8-10 sacks playing that spot.