Just for kicks, I decided to go take a look at what other teams do for their left tackle position. As I suspected, they pretty much draft 1st-round left tackles. It seems to take a few years to develop one once you've drafted them, but most of the current LT in the league were top-20 picks (17 of them). Seven more were drafted as guards and not in the 1st round. That leaves 8 left tackles that were drafted lower than the 1st round, and you won't find many marquee players in those ranks. ARI, Leonard Davis, taken 1.2 ATL, Kevin SHaffer, taken 7.34 BAL, Jonathan Ogden, taken 1.4 BUF, Mike Gandy, taken 3.6 as a guard CAR, Jordan Gross, taken 1.8 CHI, John Tait, taken 1.14 CIN, Levi Jones, taken 1.10 CLE, LJ Shelton, taken 1.21 DAL, Torrin Tucker, couldn't find, but I think he's subbing for Flozell Adams? Adams was taken 2.8 DEN, Matt Lepsis, couldn't find, pretty sure he was a guard DET, Jeff Backus, taken 1.18 GB, Chad Clifton, taken 2.13 HOU, Pitts (finally), taken 2.18 as a guard IND, Tarik Glenn, taken 1.19 JAX, Khalif Barnes, taken 2.20 KC, Willie Roaf, taken 1.8 MIA, Damion McIntosh, taken 3.21 MIN, Bryant McKinnie, taken 1.7 NE, Nick Kaczur, 3.36 as Guard, but backing up injured Matt Light (2.17) NO, Wayne Gandy, taken 1.15 NYJ, Adrian Jones, taken 4.36 NYG, Luke Petitgout, taken 1.19 OAK, Barry Sims, couldn't find, but team is grooming Gallery, taken 1.2 PHI, Tra Thomas, taken 1.11 PIT, Marvel Smith, taken 2.7 SD, Roman Oben, taken 3.5 as a guard SEA, Walter Jones, taken 1.6 SF, Adam Snyder, taken 3.30, team also has Kwame Harris, not sure what they're doing, but Harris was taken at 1.26 STL, Orlando Pace, taken 1.1 TEN, Brad Hopkins, taken 1.13 TB, Anthony Davis, couldn't find WAS, Chris Samuels, taken 1.3 Gambling on getting our future LT in the 2nd or lower round doesn't seem like a great idea unless we have a line coach like Houck or Gibbs, which we don't. A couple of those late-rounders you see were coached by those two. So the big question is -- Can Pitts take over the LT spot for years to come?