How often are first rounders aside from quarterbacks (sometimes) not expected to immediately start? If you pay someone that kind of money then you are expecting immediate impact.
Rookie wage scale cut that financial aspect wayyyy back
quote:The days of draft and develop seem to be over for the most part. Guys selected in the first few rounds are being called on to start in most cases. (not sure what the statistics are but sure seems that way)...
Either way you try to look at it they are not going to take a person in the first round that they don't think will have substantial impact.