Originally Posted by Rohirrim
...executive vice president of football operations John Elway has routinely said he believes quarterback, left tackle and edge rusher are foundation positions in roster-building.
Can't disagree with them, though I can't shake the opinion that a dominant wideout like Demaryius Thomas may have greater value than even an all-pro LT. If you had to lose one for the year, Clady or D Thomas, which would you choose?
Obviously there is a case to make for Clady having more value, but Thomas is an entire dimension of the offense (as are guys like AJ Green, Johnson, Marshall, Julio Jones).