Originally Posted by WolverineFan
I agree. My point to Steel though was why take McCarron and perpetuate the cycle. You can't win championships in the NFL with game managers. If you see him as Schaub Jr then why are you contemplating drafting him instead of running as fast as you can in the other direction.
Scouts see McCarron as an average or above average starter in the league. He's a guy who won't turn the ball over and can solidify a team's QB position. But he'll never take you to the promised land. He's basically Alex Smith.
Scouts see Bridgewater as a guy who can take his team to the next level, a lot like Luck did immediately with the Colts. The Colts have a horrible O-Line, a few good WR's and TE's and some not very good RB's. Luck carried them to the playoffs last year and will win the division this year.
If you see that guy, you grab him and build around him. You don't build around nothing and just wait 10 years for that guy to hopefully come along and you hopefully be in a position to grab him.
I was just saying the same thing yesterday to a friend. Why spend a draft pick on a "game manager"? If that's all you want at the QB position bring in a vet with those qualities at the vet minimum.
I want a gun slinger. A guy that has attributes that will allow him to carry a team at times. I don't care which ever one of Bridgewater, Manzel or Mariota rise to the top in the draft process is fine with me. Hell it may be another guy like Carr or metenburger (sp). Whatever!
If none of the QB's stand out then and only then I would trade down. Even then I would still target QB with first pick. I could see a scenario where we use our second round pick to trade up into the first for our QB but no later than that.