Originally Posted by TheIronDuke
I would bet that the main reason nobody was talking about Bridgewater here was because we'd just locked up Matt Schaub for a few years and no one would have imagined he'd turn to utter garbage AND that we'd even be anywhere near the first pick of the draft. If you look at the Jags message board, they've been discussing Bridewater since last season. People were probably looking more at Boyd, McCarron, and Mettenburger because they'd be available to us more likely and could be groomed instead of us actually needing a starting QB.
An example is Jameis Winston.
Even though he's only a Freshman, many of us already spoke highly of him after about five-six games in to the season.
Another is Hundley; you can go back and check the Early mocks done in Sep, Oct, and Nov.
As far as Mariotta, there are people who thought he might leap frog Bridgewater if he comes out this year (both on this board, and outside of it.)