People talk a lot about the QB being the most important player on the field. That might be true in the NFL, but if I were drafting a college football team from scratch, I would draft in this order:
1.) Defensive linemen
2.) Offensive linemen
4.) Defensive Backs
7.) Running backs
You can quibble with the order, but if you don't control both lines of scrimmage, you're not going to win a national championship. You can definitely win a national championship with an average QB. Yet we continue to base our entire operation around the QB. Of course we do.