Originally Posted by Victor B
I'm on the phone with Daryl Morey now...
How integral is the QB position on a team? Taking a QB high in the draft is essentially guaranteeing him a starting spot is it not? If you fail on your QB pick you're setting the team back. If you fail on your DE pick or WR pick or RB pick it is not going to have the same ill effect as missing on a QB pick.
I'm having flashbacks of 2002. Carr over Peppers. Maybe we should have gone with Young over Williams in 2006 too.
Your construct is fallacious.
Taking anyone high in the draft essentially guarantees them a starting spot.
If you fail on any pick high WR, DE, RB or QB you're setting the team back and just as much - the same wasted pick. The opportunity to have improved the team and not having done so.
It is the players involved not the positions which determine how poor a choice is made. Brian Urlacher clearly would have been a better choice than Courtney Brown. Doesn't mean start taking LBs higher than DEs.