Originally Posted by Stanley Nickels
Okay, the title is admittedly loaded to imply that I have a hard-on for Manziel. He was just an example. My point is this...
Let's say you have the 2013 prospects rated as:
Geno Smith 88
Matt Barkley 83
Tyler Wilson 83
Tyler Bray 80
Okay, so Smith rates higher than the others. But, by all accounts, this is a below-average class. Why not capitalize on the increasing pressure put on teams like NYJ and Philly, and trade for a first next year, plus picks. You could likely still draft a QB with above-average skill, and use the compensatory picks to complement the team in other areas, and draft another QB next year? If the second-rounder sucks, you'll be in position to draft a better QB next year, and if you're top-five and there's a can't-miss prospect, use the top-five plus an acquired first rounder to move up.. The latter is a situation of hedged bets that doesn't end up netting anything; the alternatives all seem positive and help build the team.
For me? Because I completely disagree that this is a below average class.
This is a below average class compared to 2012. If this exact class would've come out in 2011, people would have been very high on it.
And waiting until 2014 is NOT going to yield you a better draft class. That's where you're so twisted here. There isn't
a Luck waiting next season. Next year's class is going to be significantly worse than this seasons.
Your suggestion is way too fraught with potential disasters. There are 8 QB-needy teams in this year's draft and any one of them could go QB in the first. Jesus, did anyone
see Ponder or Locker going when they did? Gabbert? The 1st round just roars through QBs.
So what if the best of the lot is someone like Nassib or Manual in the 2nd round? !@#$. That. All in the name of waiting for a 2014 class that appears to be complete trash? So then what? Do we have this same stupid !@#$ing conversation in 2014 and talk about waiting until 2015?
No way. This is the most important position in sports and ours is currently occupied by clowns. We have a chance to take the best available one in the entire 2013 class.
We'd be fools to pass on it that.