Originally Posted by ChefBoyRDEE
i agree 100% with what you want to do, my belief is that you can get that guy further down in the draft AND other picks as well
you can decide to go, e.g. the Kolb route, and then get that new QB guy next year while you build the rest of the team this year and use a vet QB who knows Reid's system in the meantime
what i don't want to do is waste the value of the #1 pick on a QB that you could get anyway at, e.g. #7 and then have an additional 2nd round pick, etc.
what is so bad about this scenario?
trade with the Cards by swapping #1 and #7 in the 1st round where we take Geno plus we get Kolb and the Cards 2nd round pick?
Kolb can then help groom Geno and teach him Reid's offense, etc. and Geno can start later in 2013 once the O Line is stable and everyone knows who to block, etc. in the new scheme ; much better than throwing Geno in there to get his head taken off early, dash his confidence, etc.
Its bad if the Raiders take Geno Smith. That is when it gets bad. Any team after us before the #7 could pick Geno Smith and then we are scrapping to get the second or third best QB of the draft. That is the risk you want to take? You want Geno Smith to go to the Raiders?