Originally Posted by SNR
If the QB we draft at #1 overall could play like Andy Dalton or Joe Flacco his first few years in the league, would you take that?
I actually would.
I'd like to see us get the best we can get now that it's (hopefully) the only time we have the top pick of the draft. Secretly, to me that sounds like a trade down with a partner who is willing to be raped.
If say Geno seriously grades out to be the 16th to 32nd best player in the draft I like to think we can do that at value next year or the year after. That's why suddenly signing someone like Alex Smith would be a viable option.
Going back to your scenario, there's no way for me to guarantee that any QB taken in the above range will ever play like Dalton or Flacco. So I really can't answer that. I guess, to partially answer your question, IF there were a magic crystal ball showing me for sure that Geno plays like the Flacco of late within a year or two, then I would say yes, I would take him with the 1st pick.