I am having a hard time lately wondering if we aren't putting more emphasis on the importance of a good pass rusher compared to the other important positions like CB, Ol, WR ....
When I know the stats and what we use to rate these better pass rushers, like sacks and pressures, I then average that out per game in my head. And what I come up with is 3 or maybe 4 plays per game. That leads me to wondering how that is equal or more important in winning a particular game to the many successfully defended passes or the necessary successful blocks that are needed per game.
Visualizing those questions pushes me more and more to valuing several high draft picks over any single pick, excluding QB of course. On a team with several, if not many, weaknesses, how is it possible for one player to be as valuable as possibly 3 or 4, or even just 2, solid starters.
Whichever way you believe, and whichever way we go, we will be a better team for it. How much better one way would be over the other will continue being debated. However with Keim out of the picture now, I am currently leaning in favor of the more being preferable to the one.