Early in the BB era, almost every position was stocked with either holdovers or cheap FAs, as a matter of necessity. But BB and Pioli have been here long enough that there's a decent sample size to look at. DL -- Draft (and UDFA) all the way, especially high picks. OL -- Draft and UDFA as the preferred tactic (e.g., all the starters counting Neal), at all levels of pick (1, 2, 3, 5, UDFA for the current starters, with some 4s starting in the past). Other team's cast-offs commonly make it to "valued backup" (Hochstein, Ashworth), but not starter. TE -- High draft picks for the top 2 TEs. The #3 can come from anywhere. WR -- With all due respect to Branch and Givens, the acquired vets have worked out better than the draftees. Now there's a new crop of youngsters trying to change that at the bottom, but the top 4 are all acquired vets. RB/FB -- So far they've hit on 1 first-rounder (although that is often debated), developed the holdover 2nd-rounder Faulk, and brought in a lot of vets. Other draftees and UDFAs haven't fared very well. QB -- Draft mainly, with the occasional (but increasingly rare) vet backup. CB and S -- They're obviously trying to staff the positions with young, often economical draftees. But vets continue to be in the mix. LB -- Mayo is the first draftee to even come seriously close to being a starter. But the tea leaves suggest LB will be treated more like DB in the future. K/P/LS -- Sample size isn't big enough to generalize from.