We're not talking about interior OL we're talking specifically about RT therefore Mike's 'failure' with mid-round interior OL doesn't speak negatively about RT because he hasn't drafted one other then Tom Compton.
And further I wouldn't call the interior OL a failure because the starters in front of them are getting the job done and are they major parts of a decent/good OL.
And Mike's history of success with finding mid-late round or low cost FA OL extends beyond this season.
I want quality starting caliber play at FS not cast-off or reclamation projects. Jackson and Meriweather are were bottom barrel signings.I don't understand why you don't see Jackson and Meriweather as prudent options. If they play, the are 10X better than what we have. Are you worried about Jackson getting suspended again or Meriweather getting hurt again?
I haven't consider Brown a prudent option for 2 seasons. I've been one of Tyler Polumbus biggest detractors. But the fact remains that the OL and offense can function at a high level with him playing RT. Our offense is 4th in yards 5th in scoring with one of the worst rated OTs in football. Therefore it doesn't require much to upgrade from Polumbus and it decreases the priority of addressing that position.Guys I don't consider prudent options are Polumbus and Brown.
How many starting FS or even SS have came outside of the 2nd round vs the starting OT/RTs.And I think there are many safeties outside the second round that could start ahead of Madoo-doo.
I'm actually one of the biggest propronents of superiority at the point of attack as the simplest most direct method of improving a football team. I have long been an staunch advocate of upgrading the OL.I just think protecting a QB the you spent three first rounders for and QB that has not disappointed at all, is far more important than any other position. Safety can be addressed via many more options imo.
But, if your implying that Griffin doesn't have adequate protection and therefore needs more protection then I'm not sure what you're pointing in support of this view.