Originally Posted by Frankie
I wouldn't consider a QB I pick at the top of the 2nd, "back up." I consider him insurance in case the #1 busts. If they don't bust then we will have 2 high salaried players and will keep only one. Other teams will know that. The scenario I replied to was Geno in the 1st and Wilson in the 2nd. The author was suggesting that we then could trade Wilson away for someone's 1st.
If we selected Wilson as insurance, and didn't need to cash in that policy, then he'd be a backup.
That's the first thing.
The second is that no one is going to trade a first for a back up.
The third is, as a second round pick, he is not going to be "high salaried".
And BTW, until further data, I consider Wilson in the 2nd a much wiser pick than Geno in the 1st. Unless Geno in the 1st is a result of trade down and Dorsey has raped a team out of a bunch of draft choices for it.
I just strongly doubt Dorsey will go QB 1 & 2.
You are not going to get Tyler Wison in the second round in any case.
Smith and Wilson will both likely be top 7, and there will likely be 4 QBs taken overall in the first round.