If you're sitting on the bench, you're not filling anything other than a roster spot, you aren't filling a position. Picking up Kalil in FA does nothing to alter their worth as draft picks. As of now, Kalil is nothing more than Boselli 2.0, without having reached the Boselli potential. Unfortunately, we don't have a Jason Peters, we have Julien Davenport. To behave as if we're on equal footing is a fool's errand. What you call short-sighted, I call prudent. We need a starter to protect Watson NOW, or he won't be around to protect when your big-upside LT is finally ready. Does that make Dillard legit then...as he didn't make it past 22? The second OT doesn't usually last until #22, much less 23. Care to go back and chart how the second OT taken in the draft overall has fared? Has the third been better or worse? How have they looked as rookies? Agreed, it's too early. Maybe Kalil makes a complete turnaround and is ready both physically and mentally Day 1. Maybe Davenport makes gigantic strides in year two. Maybe Tytus Howard is not only the real deal, but is ready to go Day 1. Maybe Scharping surprises everyone and displaces a starter by September. If ANY of the above scenarios happen, I'd be almost giddy. If more than one happens (or God forbid, we actually have quality depth when needed), I'll be ecstatic. Those are some long odds though. Hell, at this point I'd be happy if our max protect percentage falls by 20% or more.