Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Right now, the only guy that is worth the #7 pick and fills a need is Prince. Patrick Peterson is likely gone at that point and as much as I want Cam Newton, that is too much of a project to take at #7 overall. The scenario that I hope plays out is that none of the QBs are off the board by the time we pick or at most one. If that happens, that #7 pick has even greater trade value and we can move further back into the 1st round and pick up some extra picks. A team like Minnesota, Miami, Tennessee, may be willing to move up to get a QB.
Also, as much as I'd like a shutdown corner, that is not a necessary component to having a dominant defense. It gives you some flexibility, but the real key is being able to pressure the QB.
Thatt would be nice but to me either way we are in good shape. We are still in that top player range and not in that no man's land where all the elite talent is gone and you might be in the reach area. Kind of like well Peterson/Prince is gone but Brandon Harris is too early at 11, 12, 13, etc. Or Robert Quinn are gone but it's too early for Ayers/Beal/Houston, etc.
At 7 IMO either way a great player will drop even if nobody takes a QB before us.
Just throwing out a random order...
1. Fairley 2. Bowers 3. Green 4. Quinn 5. Dareus 6. Peterson
7. Well, that gives us option of Prince or any QB/trade w/ someone who wants QB
1. Fairley 2. Bowers 3. Green 4. Dareus 5. Peterson 6. Prince
7. Well, that gives us option of Quinn or any QB/trade w/ someone who wants QB
Now say a couple QBs go we have the option of the other QBs or the two other players that fell. Could be Quinn, could be Dareus, could be Prince, Green, etc.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jan 16, 2011 at 5:41 AM ]