Originally Posted by thunderkyss
You sound like Jacksonville (Leftwich & Gabbert), Tennesee (Vince & Locker), & Minnesota (Ponder).
I have no problem gambling on a first round QB, but we've got to be smart about it.
Well before this draft "we" stated there was no QB worthy of the #1 pick, there was no "Luck" in this draft. But since we've been a lock for the #1 pick, all of a sudden Teddy Bridgewater is, & Boyd isn't worth a 1st round pick.
That doesn't sound very "smart" to me.
To expand on this.
& there's more. You can't tell me those teams wouldn't be better off had they not wasted 3 years picking a guy way too early. If they could have traded down they could have gotten a better talent, compensation, & their guy.
Without the trade, it only makes sense to take the better talent.
Even if there weren't a trade down, even if they couldn't trade back up, had no one taken a QB until Cincinnati with the third pick of the second round... maybe Cinci takes Locker, maybe San Fran takes Gabbert (surely not, but if those two truly graded that much better than Dalton & Kaepernick) then Tennessee would have had better QBs fall to them. Or they would have used a less expensive pick to get the same QB they ended up with (other than the fact that Jacksonville didn't have a 2nd round pick). & they wouldn't have wasted as much time to prove he was the right one, or they would have taken more time to prepare him.