Somebody over at Arrowhead Pride created a great post on building an OL which I think a lot of you folks will enjoy. While I do think there are some issues with the analysis I think overall the article takes a smart approach on how to build an OL. Given the overwhelming concensus that our OL needs at least a little help it's a subject we're all concerned about.
Here's the link: Building an OL
Here are a couple of snippets from the post:
"I want to take a look at the best passing offensive lines and figure out who the best teams are and what the average draft position is for each team. This comparison will come from starting players to depth in an attempt to break down how some of the best players in the game are added to the best offensive lines. In this research I will break down the statistics of each of these teams and the positions as a whole to help us better understand how a line can be put together."
"What is interesting is that many of these elite offenses are finding diamonds in the rough during the later rounds. 60 percent found a franchise Left Tackle that was drafted at or after the 4th round. The only reason I make this point is because of the notion that is stated often "In order to have an elite offensive line you must have an elite left tackle" and "In order to have an elite left tackle one must draft one in the first round"."