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Brown, Thomas, Blalock set to reverse trend

Updated: September 19, 2006, 5:13 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

The NFL draft has experienced a shortage of premier offensive linemen recently. There never has been immense value placed on interior offensive linemen, so it's no surprise that over the course of the last three drafts the center and guard positions have maxed out at one first-rounder each. What is alarming, however, is that no more than two offensive tackles have been selected in the opening round in that same three-year span.

There's good news on the horizon, though. That downward cycle ...

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