Excellent post.I don't think Joeckel is playing it safe at all. The Browns and the Dolphins never found a QB. If the Chiefs don't either have one or find one, then it will be a mistake. I never denied that. Now that you have chosen Alex, for better or for worse, I think you go with the best player available. Its not like Jordan is Jadaveon CLowney,Von Miller,Julius Peppers or even Mario Williams as a prospect. You have your choice of any player in the entire draft, you have no reason to take a humongous gamble. That's how you end up with Tyson Jackson. I like Jordan a lot fwiw. I wouldn't call it a terrible pick or anything. I just think the way you act like he is obviously a better pick is pretty laughable.
Getting old and costing a boatload! That sounds like it describes Brandon Albert, who is one year younger than Hali and just as pricey. WTF? Not to mention he reportedly has back issues, which is a huge concern for a man his size. You're so caught up on the stat that he allowed only one sack last year that you fail to acknowledge that he's overall pretty middle of the pack. He's arguably a top 10 pass blocker for the position, but a very bad run blocker. He's going to be overpaid and he's leaving his prime.
As for your stats, its pretty easy to not allow sacks when you don't throw the ball(27th in attempts). Its tough to generate sacks when you are behind constantly and have the 27th best run defense, not to mention a depleted secondary. Lets not throw meaningless stats around inside a vaccuum, ok?