Originally Posted by milkman
If a QB is worth taking at 5 to 7, then he's worth taking at #1.
You don't take the #1 LT ahead of him.
You don't take the #1 pass rusher ahead of him.
You don't take the #1 CB ahead of him.
And you sure as hell don't take the #1 MLB/ILB ahead of him.
If he's the #1 QB, and you have him rated as the #5, 6, 7 rated prospect, you take him at #1, because the value of QB is so much greater than any position in team sports.
The Dolphins should be kicking themselves in the balls every day for selecting Jake Long ahead of Matt Ryan.
And the Patriot way, since the guys that Pete Carroll drafted have aged and moved on, has netted them exactly 0 SB wins.
I said "I could live with it." Even there (based on current data, mind you) I'd consider it a desperation pick. just much less so than at 1.
Also, if you were comfortable that Geno would still be on the board at 5 would you not switch positions with the team at 5 if you could get at least their 2nd rdp plus more?