Good protection is hard to find

Franchises haven't experienced much luck lately in finding Pro Bowl offensive tackles, but they aren't apt to quit trying, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: May 11, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Hard to believe, but since 2000, when the Washington Redskins selected Chris Samuels with the third-overall pick in the draft and then the Pittsburgh Steelers tabbed Marvel Smith in the second round, NFL teams have drafted only three other Pro Bowl offensive tackles.

There have been 19 different Pro Bowl tackles since 2000, but the only members of that elite fraternity who entered the league this millennium are Samuels, Smith, Matt Light of New England, New Orleans' Jammal Brown and Marcus ...

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