i know it is still considered too early to call vernon carey a bust, but i think he is dangerously close to making our infamous list of o line draft busts. if you think about it, he's a first round pick that couldn't crack the starting 5 on a terrible line last year. ok, so he was a rookie and gets a mulligan. however, he's now in a position where the coaches feel like he would be best fit at LT, but will have to beat out mcintosh and perhaps even st claire to start. if he doesn't, barring an injury he will get shut out of the starting lineup for his first 2 nfl seasons. now, while that still wouldn't classify him as a bust given his age, the fact is you don't draft 1st round players to be projects, much less trade up in the first round for one. basically, our 1st round pick will have contributed nothing in his first 2 nfl seasons. even if he comes on his 3rd year and develops into a fine player, there will be a number of o linemen that were selected 19th or later in the past 2 drafts that will develop into starters by their 3rd season. i don't know what to call it other than a poor evaluation of talent, because several players taken after carey in the late 1st and early 2nd rounds are already contributing, a good bit of them as starters, too. it't just frustrating to have yet another early pick struggling to make a diffrence on our team.