Originally Posted by DeezNutz
He was incredibly young when he drafted (#8 overall), and I don't necessarily agree that a first-round pick must play week one of year one.
Treat each case differently. But draft for overall talent and upside.
If you're drafting a QB #8 overall for talent and upside, my opinion is that you've reached and over-drafted.
It's not 1970 or 1990 or even 2004 anymore. Unless you're team is fully loaded with a QB in place (like the 2005 Packers), it's ridiculous to spend a Top Ten pick on a QB that needs major development before he's ready to play.