Originally Posted by thunderkyss
From the article.
Interesting. The Patriots rated a 3rd round QB higher than four 1st round prospects.
Of course, that could just be Belichick-speak.
I think it's more of "Hey, if you want this guy, you better pony-up the picks!"
We have seen the Patriots and Eagles do this recently with Cassel and Kolb. They develop a mid-round pick into a decent talent, and then trade him away for a 2nd round pick and some throw-ins. There was even some talk a few offseasons ago of teams willing to give a 3rd for Mike Kafka. I think it's a great idea, especially if you have a coach with a good history of developing QBs.