Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
So in summary, here are my reasons why I wouldn't draft Clausen:
1. If the Smith experiment fails, then most likely we're going to be headed for a top 10 pick. At that position, we should be able to draft any of the top 2-3 QBs entering the draft next year.
2. While I'm not convinced about Nate Davis, if he has another solid preseason, he could make a believer out of me.
3. If Smith does pan out, we most likely won't receive equal compensation when the time comes to trade Clausen and we therefore have a negative return on the investment.
I think you're wrong on point 1. The Smith expierment has failed for the past couple of seasons and we've been just barely good enough to play ourselves out of contention for a possible replacement.
If you look at next year there could be a slew of teams looking for a new QB. Cleveland, Carolina, Arizona, Seattle, Oakland, and by that time there might be a rookie cap making QB's all the more appealling. Even if Smith fails I don't think we're going to be in position to get the right guy just because our division sucks so bad and we can easily rack up 7 wins with JT O'Sullivan starting for us again.
Let me just say you have to look at Claussen. The QB position is way too valueable not to consider possible franchise guys. Personally I think he's a 2nd round type QB prospect so I wouldn't take him til then.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:22:23 ]