Originally posted by lamontb:
This is not really a good comparasion b/c Flacco's biggest problem is his poise and pocket presence when going through progressions. If this guy is on the same level as Flacco then I would pass on him as a 1st round type of prospect. Haven't heard of the guy though to be honest but that would scare me off a little. Watching that video the guy didn't do anything but throw 10 yard crossing routes and 5 yard out patterns. I need to see more of him.
Joe Flacco is a legit quarterback. If Devlin is on the same level as Flacco I definitely would draft him in the first round. That being said, Devlin is not on the same level as Flacco.
I know the idea of being able to draft for other areas of needs in the first couple of rounds and still being able to draft a future franchise QB in the later rounds is attractive but I just don't think it's that realistic. With a few notable exceptions, most top QB's come out of the first 2 rounds of the draft (the first round in particular) and out of Division 1A programs as well.
The QB position more than anything else besides coaching is what is holding this team back from being a legit contender. I don't think taking shots at later-round QB's and hoping one turns out to be a stud is a very good strategy. We could get lucky with our first try, but all I'm saying is that the odds aren't very good.