Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:We all agree a QB is needed. The question is; how far should you reach to get one?
Let's take a quick look at the playoff teams this year, and where their QBs were drafted:
PHI - Vick (1st rounder)
CHI - Cutler (1st)
GB - Rodgers (1st)
ATL - Ryan (1st)
NO - Brees (2nd)
NE - Brady (6th)
NYJ - Sanchez (1st)
BAL - Flacco (1st)
PIT - Roethlisberger (1st)
IND - Manning (1st)
KC - Cassel (7th)
The NFC West is undecided between either Bradford (1st) or Hasselbeck (6th). Also the Giants with Manning (1st) still have a shot. So do the Bucs with Freeman (1st). But the above results speak for themselves:
8 First Round QBs
1 Second Rounder
QB is too important to not take in Round 1
A lot will change between now and the draft, however, other than Luck, I have not seen any consensus that any of the common names are worthy of a top 15 pick. All of those have significant question marks after their name.
As it stands right now, the 49ers are likely to pick 5-7. So do you reach for someone like Locker, who many say is a late first round value? Or do you grab a pass rusher or CB who is a legit 5-7 value? There will likely be QBs in the early second round that may be just as good as a late teen first round pick.
This is a trap draft for the 49ers, IMO. If they reach for a QB and that guy fails to meet the value slot, they will not have solved any of their prime needs.