He needs Clyde Gates and Charles Clay badly to make up for all the missed opportunities to grab big play makers.
Cuz if those guys don't pan out, here's what we're looking at for starters from Ireland's drafts (I'm counting the years Parcells was around, argue if you want):
Jake Long (final year, coming off injury)
Vontae Davis (hasn't made a full year, on and off)
Sean Smith (flashes but no consistency)
6 starters out of 32 picks. And for all intents and purposes, Koa Misi could be on his way out if he doesn't perform either.
Green Bay has had 37 picks, 10 starters since 2008. Nearly double the success rate.
But again, if Gates and Clay step up and then you get a few guys from this draft doing some things, Ireland sits well.
You make a good point, Ireland needs to hit on not only Tannehill, but also on several of these young offensive guys we've brought in.