So what would be wrong with drafting a QB with our first pick? Just because we draft a QB in the first round doesnt mean Smith won't start. Smith has to understand that this is the NFL and no ones job is safe. He must know he is under the gun. The way I see it it makes more sense to draft a 1 rounder now than a year from now if Smith flops out. Look at the positives.
1. We dont have to start the first rounder right away. So he has time to develop and learn the playbook.
2. We have two middle to high first round draft picks this year.
3. Puts pressure on Smith to put up or shut up.
4. If Smith plays lights out and proves to be the guy we can probably trade the rookie to a diffrent team for value.
I just dont see the logic in drafting a rookie in 2011 if Smith doesn't work out. Our team needs insurance and this path makes the most sense for all the reasons listed.
Will Alex ever be a franchise QB? I dont think so, but who knows. But why is it so wrong to draft a QB with a top pick?
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Dec 27, 2009 at 19:56:44 ]