Originally Posted by SNR
Watch Russell Wilson play some Badger games.
Then watch Daniel play some Tiger games.
There's a difference, dude. A HUUUUUUGE difference.
A little hyperbole on my part to be sure, but Daniel was a very good college quarterback who has obviously stuck around the NFL as the #2 guy for a reason. Not too mention that he's been second fiddle to two guys in Brees and Smith who are noted for their work ethic and cerebral understanding of the game as well as two noted QB "gurus" in Peyton and Reid. While he's not "ideal" in the sense of prototypical physical qualities, he's got a lot under his belt in terms of intangibles, coaching and mentoring. Kind of like Wilson but better in those parameters.
And if it wasn't for Crazy Pete, Russell Wilson would still be on the bench of every other team in the league.
It's going to be very, very hard for anybody to beat out Smith as well as Daniel for the #1 and #2 spots on this roster unless it's a guy who has those physical attributes with the mental potential to play in the Reid/Ault/Childress/Peterson west coast/read option system. And they were able to get the guy with the physical aspects in Bray. Like I said, there isn't a guy in the 2014 draft with the physical traits/skill set of Bray. And there isn't a guy with the experience of either Smith or Daniel.
Just my two cents, but when you consider all aspects, using a draft pick on a QB in 2014 isn't going to net you much if anything beyond what we have and I don't think that there is anyone who is going to give you even a ceiling to what we currently have on the roster.
2014 should be about shoring up the few obvious holes that remain on the starting lineup/roster. Where we pick, we would be able to address either the WR or OG spot with a high level prospect.
Gabe Jackson has perennial All-Pro written all over him and I really like Odell Beckham, especially for this offense, i.e., precise route running, great hands, run after the catch capabilities, etc.