Originally Posted by badboy
Curious as to why it matters when we take care of QB or any position as long as we take care of it? I am really surprised that we do not have all the BPA fans screaming BPA. Some are but not many.
Well, I'm screaming BPA from the rooftops, you're exactly right. If you are unfortunate enough to get stuck with the 1st overall pick, you'd better damn well take the BPA, no matter what that position happens to be
Reaching with the first overall pick to fill a certain position is stupid. This team did that in their very first year and look how that ended up. There is not a single QB on the board this year that would not be a reach with the first pick. There are no "franchise" QBs available. Bridgewater would be a reach. Manziel would be a reach. Boyd would be a reach. Derek Carr would be a reach. That being said though, this year's draft is deep in QBs.
Look, I don't know if anyone's been keeping up, but we also happen to have the 1st pick in the 2nd round
. Looking at the latest mock projections, it's very likely that Boyd, Carr, Mettenburger, and Hogan will still be available. Manziel might even be there if he can't keep his trap shut. So what is all this hyperventilating about we just have to take a QB with the first overall, when we will have the pick of the litter in the 2nd?
And just where is written in stone somewhere that "franchise" QBs could only be gotten in the top of the first round? Was Tom Brady drafted in the first round? Was Drew Brees drafted in the 1st. What about Colin Kaepernick, or Russell Wilson?
Ideally, they find a partner to trade down with and get extra picks, but I would be shocked if that happened, as I don't think there is any team stupid enough to think that any player is worth trading up to get the 1st overall. So we are going to be stuck with it, the SAFE pick is the SMART pick. Get the RT, it fills a big need, and we get a good QB in the 2nd round.