Originally Posted by SNR
So we should use draft picks to take flier prospects but shouldn't ever roll the dice on a guy that MIGHT need to be drafted 5-10 spots too high?
That was the case with Sanchez, Tannehill, and others. You said we should stop being stupid about QBs who aren't "legitimate"
Which one is it, man?
I've never been a fan of the "take a shot at a QB just because he's a QB" school of thought. It's sort of like "just play whoever because it can't be worse than Cassel" thing. No way. I want somebody good
. Not a shot in the dark by an autistic monkey flinging runny poop. And beyond that, if I don't like a guy it's because...I don't like a guy. That's all there is to it. It's not because I'm afraid of drafting the position or because I want the "perfect" prospect or because I'm a 'true fan' philosophically locked into taking linemen. Take Sanchez for example. I was strongly against drafting him. Why? Basically because I never liked him. Although there were some ancillary reasons, not the least of which was 'inexperienced junior QB coming out early'. But the guy just didn't do it for me. Ditto for Tannehill. Just never felt to me like he was "it". I think at the end of the day he's just another guy. And maybe it turns out that I'm wrong, but either way, aren't I allowed to have an opinion? Or are we supposed to just blithely be okay with whoever they take, as long as it's a qb?
(PS: I do like Geno Smith.)