Originally posted by okdkid:
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
At this rate, we'll have a top 5 pick. So your wish of drafting Luck might come true. I'm okay with Palmer should he become a Niner. I've pretty much given up on A. Smith at this point in his 6th year...ran out of excuses for his poor throws and decision-making.
We'll need the #1 overall pick to get Luck. He is the unquestioned #1 pick. Nobody in college football is close to him as a prospect...especially at that position. I realize the pessimism on this forum...but we won't have the #1 pick. Trading up is too costly for a team with QB, CB and potential OLB needs.
Unfortunately, I think Luck will be a Bill. They are worse than us (yes, that is true) and may very well go winless. Plus they have huge QB needs. They have little incentive to trade out of the #1 spot.
Trading up is never too costly if it does indeed net a franchise QB. I would give an entire draft away in a heart beat for a true elite franchise QB. The only problem is, the uncertainty of the draft. IMO if we are in the top 5, we should be doing whats needed to move up to 1 if Luck comes out.
Good thing is the Rams, Carolina, Detroit, Seattle, and Denver either already have their guy at QB, or will not be in a position to make the move to #1 (Seattle will not have the picks needed to move up if they aren't #1)
IMO the only teams we really need to worry about is the Browns or Bills. I think Holmgren would love to get Luck on his team and obviously the Bills have garbage at QB, however they have sooooooooo many holes that they may be willing to trade out of #1 for a nice package of picks.
[ Edited by WINiner on Oct 12, 2010 at 09:59:42 ]