Swerve13, I know you're high on Luck and some of these other guys coming out this year but you've got to understand that drafting a quarterback is far from a guarantee. Quarterback is the most difficult position to draft and whether you're drafting one in the first round or the fifth round the odds of the guy becoming great are still less than 50%. There is no way we will get the top quarterback in the draft. We would have to sacrifice our entire draft just to move up and get him, then we would have to pay him a ridiculous amount of money. The risk is too high if you ask me.
As far as you mentioning our offensive line as being better than those other teams, I would have to disagree with you. Those offensive lines have been together for quite some time and even more importantly they're healthy. Our offensive line has been together for less than one season, not to mention that half the guys out there playing are either rookies or backups. Our two best lineman are playing through injuries and it's not looking like our line will turn the corner any time soon. If we don't fix the offensive line it won't matter who our quarterback is. Henne, Thigpen, a rookie, it won't matter unless the line is solid and healthy.
Nothing in life is guaranteed. But all the best teams in history have taken a chance on a player.
Hell, Roethlisberger was a big gamble. He played at tiny Miami, OH
It doesnt get much better than the package Andrew Luck brings.
But why the need to draft more linemen?? you said yourself, they are young and still gelling together. I still want a young center to groom, but thats about it. We've spent a fortune on the offensive line. So what's wrong with spending it on the most important position?