Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Green Bay did it when they drafted Matt Hasselback , Mark Brunnel and Aaron Brooks even though they had the great Brett Favre. Its smart.
The way I look at it, if you have a QB friendly coach and system, you draft them whenever you get a chance. Draft them, coach them, develop them, trade them and profit. As the Alex Smith trade once again showed, QB's are the most valuable commodities in the NFL. If you can take a guy in the 5th, 6th round and then trade him a few years down the road for higher picks, to me that's a smart strategy. I much prefer that over signing some random vet and having him take up space on the roster, knowing that he's essentially a dead-end. That's my humble argument anyway, a way for the team to continually stock up draft picks in the future.
Beyond that, I think Scott has all the tools to be a very effective quarterback, he just needs a lot of coaching and needs to improve as a pocket QB, he's much more raw than Kaepernick was even but the talent is undeniable.