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Old 01-06-2014   #46
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Default Re: Why do some great college QBs fail in the NFL?

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Originally Posted by eriadoc View Post
So really it boils down to a valuation of risk vs. reward and philosophy. IMNSHO, if you see a guy like Elway, Manning, Marino, etc., you grab him in the first round. If you're looking at guys like Geno Smith, Jake Locker, Ryan Tannehill, Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, Alex Smith, or probably any one of this year's crop, you take a flier a bit later and try to develop them. It sucks, but it beats spending four years trying to figure out if David Carr really is the problem, or if it's coaching, scheme, O-Line, etc. To me, that purgatory is worse than drafting the next Jamarcus Russell. At least then you'd know to cut bait sooner. But that goes back to the money. If you spent even just $20M on a first round QB, you're not letting him go before year three at the earliest, more likely year four or five.
What do you think about Matt Stafford?

I think a guy like Stafford should have been a late top 10 pick, definitely not #1 overall.

But in 2009? Even with the benefit of hindsight, I can't find anyone I clearly wanted more.
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