So we have no LB that has ever played a full season at 3-4 OLB and we're crossing that off the list for need? It would be no surprise if Mingo or Jones might be the BPA at #15 as well. Still no go? Afraid I still want more competition for such a vital component of 3-4 success. None of the Top 3 LTs will be available. Lotulelei is the premier non OLB talent that could demand must-pick status. If no Nmandi, why would we not think they have CB as a pressing need? Xavier Rhodes could justify a #15 and fits Ryan's CB design perfectly.
Exactly what I was saying yesterday. Best way to mask a bad defense is to get to the QB. In a 3-4, OLB is the most important position. Butler is a good sign, but in 2 years he'll probably be looking for his big career contract. We need a young person to be the franchise player at OLB, and regardless of how the FO feels about who we currently have, it's a high risk not to get at least one more player to groom into the new system.