Originally Posted by LikeMike
I´ve just done a litte research since I don`t know much about college football... it seems like there are 4 potential franchise QBs in the next draft (Luck, Barkley, Griffin and Jones) - all of which should go between 1 and 11. The next QB has a 3d round grade (Tannehill).
So if we want one of the big 4 we need to get at least a top 10 pick. With us probably picking in the 20s, that will be expensive - think Falcons in the last draft. Would you really be willing to give up that much for a potential franchise QB? Think about it, the alternative is going with Schaub (or Yates if he has a kick ass year) - and using all those picks you saved to fill the holes of your team. Maybe get Floyd to fix the WR problem, Ta`amu to fill the NT problem or DeCastro to get a kick ass O-Line. And that`s only the first round.
I´d say no matter how bad Yates play - if Schaub gets healthy, only take a QB if one of the big 4 falls below #15. Otherwise just take bpa...
Im sorry but 4 potential Franchise QBs ???? Really ? How many top 10 QBs come out of the NFL draft and actually become successful ? Heres a list that might ring a bell as potential Franchise College QBs.
1st round 1st pick David Carr - NO
1st round 3rd pick Joey Herrington - NO
4th round 108th pick David Garrard - Better than the 2 first rounders
1st round 1st pick Carson Palmer - He was ok
1st round 7th pick Byron Leftwich - He was ok
1st round 19th pick Kyle Boller - NO
1st round 22nd pick Rex Grossman - NO
this was by far the best QB draft class of the century with
all going in the top 15.
then you have
3rd round 90th pick Matt Schaub - YES
1st round 1st pick Alex Smith - Been a bust until this season so its iffy
1st round 24th pick Aaron Rogers - YES
1st round 25th pick Jason Campbell - ????
4th round 106th pick Kyle Orton - sorta
6th round 213th pick Derek Anderson - Took the browns to the play-offs
7th round 230th pick Matt Cassel - YES
7th round 250th pick Ryan Fitzpatrick - started the bills off 5-0 not bad
1st round 3rd pick Vince Young - NO
1st round 10th pick Matt Leinart - NO
2nd round 64th pick Tavaris Jackson - Not looking to terrible
1st round 1st pick Jamarcus Russell - HELL NO
1st round 22nd pick Brady Quinn - NO
2nd round 36th pick Kevin Kolb - Jurys still out
1st round 3rd pick Matt Ryan - YES
1st round 18th pick Joe Flacco - YES
1st round 1st pick Matthew Stafford - So far yes
1st round 5th pick Mark Sanchez - Nothing special
1st round 17th pick Josh Freeman - Hes a starter
1st round 1st pick Sam Bradford - Looks good
1st round 25th pick Tim Tebow - they are winning but wont for long with him
well we all know those results.
NOW undrafted QBs
Kurt Warner - YES
Jeff Carcia - had success
WARREN MOON - Enough said
Tony Romo - ewwww
So you tell me, what are the odds we will find a franchise QB in the 1st round ??? How about we give yates a shot surely he has just as good of a chance as that no name 7th round pick tom brady. Sorry but this list is proff that the scouts and "experts" and college stats are wrong more times than not.
So heres to our new starter Yates