Have we as a franchise been too picky when it comes to picking a linebacker? At what point does speed and youth outweigh the intelligence of a savy veteran? Speed can make up mistakes and experience can prevent them. Where's the middle ground? Lance Briggs was a third rounder. Vrabel a third rounder AD a sixth rounder Demeco Ryans in the early second Zach Thomas a 5th rounder David Harris- 2nd round Karlos Dansby- 2nd round If we never draft linebackers we can never find a diamind in the rough and never develop this player. Are we just bad at drafting linebackers? I get kind of sick of hearing the "we need big linebackers that fit our system" We need speed and become an attacking defense.