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.
Some scouts may see Bridgewater that way, I dont.
I would be good with Clowney #1 and even though I dont really like the QB's trading up to say 25 and taking Manziel/Mettenberger etc....
Clowney is way above Bridgewater on my board. You cant pass on an elite pass rusher for a QB with a slightly above avg arm. IMHO
Rick doesn't think outside the box, so this will never happen and Bridgewater will be 1-1. But people should be careful for what they wish for.