Originally Posted by beerlover
most recently Carolina drafted Jordan Gross 8th pick overall (a player the texans were rumored to be interested in) in 2003. Carolina went on to the Superbowl largly because they addressed the offensive line. Elton Brown is a PRO BOWL type of guard not just a starting guard, much better upside than Gross, IMO. Round 2 does everyone really expect David Bass to still be available when the Texans draft?
Yes, Carolina did but Gross plays a postion of much more importance than gaurd, tackle and left tackel at that. Alos I don't think the Gross was the sole reason the Panthers made to it the SB. Stephan Davis, the improved D-line, Julius Peppers and the emergance of Jake Delhomme were all problay more vaulable to the Panthers than Gross.
When was the last time a guard was picked at 13 or higher?