Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Napman85:
Talks are at this point that Blaine Gabbert will be the #1 QB to go in the draft, so I wouldn't expect him to go 2nd round, but you never know. I think current talks are top 5 pick overall.
Which after watching him play at MU, I can say he definitely has the physical tools and is a smart coach-able guy, but I don't know if he would be ready to start... JMO.
It will depend on whether or not Newton comes out. Also how the look in pro days and the combine.
My concern is whether or not Gabbert, or anyone else is a legit #7 pick. From what I have read, after Luck this year is a rather mediocre year for QBs. Yes, there are a lot of them being talked about but none of them will really blow your socks off.
The question is; do you reach for a QB because of need or do you get the best value at the #7 position, which could be a pass rusher, a speedy WR or a CB? All of those choices will be there at #7.
Right now, I take the best value of the other three and get my QB in the 2nd round.
agreed. I think we could take a qb 2nd, 3rd or even round. IMO with Luck out of the equation there is minimal difference between the top QB's. I would even venture to say as many as 6 QBs are about equal.
I would prefer NOT to take one in the first round... but if a QB is the BPA then I'm all for it. We have so many other needs that I don't want to pick one just because we need one. Preferably I would like to get a top CB or OLB.
I think I would like to come away with Pat Devlin or Kellen More... they can be had in later rounds (depending on what happens at the combine) and I like the risk/reward on both of them. Stanzi is another player I think would fit nicely in the WCO.
I think there is enough risk of massive failure with the top QB's that any of these are going to be similiar to me... just a matter of where you draft them.
Jake Locker - Prob #1 overall if he came out last yr... what happened?
Blaine Gabbert - I went to Kansas State... hard to like a tiger
Ryan Mallett - This guy could great or he could be Ryan Leaf
Cam Newton - Is he the next McNabb, VY, or Jamarcus Russell?
Pat Devlin - My top choice
Kellen Moore - My second choice
Ricky Stanzi - my third choice
Regardless, we are definately going to need a veteran to start the season, because I don't think any of these guys are ready to start from day one.