Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
Basically, before that draft, no one talked about the Eagles taking a pick on a QB that high. When they took it, everyone was surprised.
You can look back and say, "Oh... it was obvious they were going to use a 2nd round pick to get a backup QB when they've got lots of other needs that should probably be addressed first." But that's only because hindsight is 20-20.
That was a foolish pick on the Eagle's part. Kolb probably woud have been available in the third, possibly even in the fourth. It was a pick on a guy that was/is probably going to sit on the bench for 2-3 years minimum when they could have gotten a starter at various positions that could have helped them make the playoffs last year.
It's more than mere speculation.
As I said, if you think a guy will feature into your future at QB, you do whatever you think it will take.
With the Falcons having pick #39 and #41, they were a strong candidate to get a QB to replace Schaub.
And then you have Miami sitting at #40 and the Vikings at #44
Just because "certain people" don't know what the GMs had in mind, does not mean that a team did not consider to draft a certain player. They do that all the time.
If the Raiders can be patient with Jamarcus Russell, so can the Eagles with Kolb.
On the other hand, there are some people who likes Brady Quinn, and there some who would not want him for anything (I'm among them.)
But the fact is we can't be sure what the GM and the HC have in mind on draft day.
Take the Dolphins for example, they took John Beck in the second last year, but still drafted Chad Henne this year. And yeah, I believe Miami has a lot of other needs.