Originally Posted by SNR
No guy is going to beat out Alex Smith this year.
The point is we better start preparing for life after Alex. Bray isn't enough.
Bray is a four year project.
The guy hasn't seen the field his rookie season and deservedly so.
So how can anyone state that "Bray isn't enough."? You can't, because you don't know.
And there isn't a rookie in the 2014 draft that has his tools. There isn't a rookie in the 2014 draft that's going to beat out Smith next year. Or the year after.
I'm sorry that is what it is, but it is what it is.
Drafting another QB in 2014 is simply pissing away a pick. They would be the fourth QB on the roster and would be on the practice squad at best. Guaranteed. It's a class filled with "just guys" other than Manziel and I'm still not sure about him as an NFL QB in this day and age.
What I do know is that our guards and wide receivers need to be upgraded immediately if this team is going to have a chance in the next three to five years, which is the window they have.
They will start looking at QB's in the 2015 and later drafts depending upon Bray's development, but you sure as shit aren't going to see one in 2014. You better hope that it's guard/receiver every other pick unless a stud at FS or TE is available when they pick in the first round. However, they have a good shot at getting a very, very good guard or receiver at their first round selection regardless.
I beseech you to think objectively on this and realize that drafting a mediocre QB prospect in 2014 would be folly.