First post so be gentle!!
With the CBA being argued over at the moment I think it’s fair to say that the two sides will eventually come to an agreement! One thing they seem to be agreed on even at this stage is that there will be a rookie salary cap, vets are unhappy at unproven kids earning more than them and owners do not want to pay millions for “potential”.
With this in mind my question is will this change the way teams approach the draft and could the change start this year. In drafts gone by teams would be eyeing this crop of QB’s with suspicion, let’s be honest it’s a far from stellar year, not willing to spend a top pick and pay big bucks out on a weak group. However if a cap is in place this takes away a lot of the gamble, if you take somebody like Cam Newton with a top 5 pick (Buffalo at 3?) and he works out you’re a genius if he busts you haven’t lost the huge amounts you would have before and no more than any other player you would have selected.
With the QB position so important I can see far more going in the first round and much higher than before because the risk has been reduced on what is the premier position. I also think this could affect our draft strategy as there may not be any serviceable QB’s making it to the second round and the top prospects will be snapped up early, does this skew our strategy toward signing veterans?
Hope that makes sense, and remember first post be nice!!!