Originally Posted by Exoter175
I want to use a really good example of smart drafting.
Cincy in the 2011 draft. In a draft full of QB's where only one of them had separated himself as the #1 draft pick (like Geno), Cincy waited for their QB to fall into the second round, and took AJ Green as their first round pick at #4, arguably one of the most complete and physically gifted receivers in the game, rivaling Megatron with those honors. And with their second round pick, #35 overall, the Bengals picked up Andy Dalton. Pretty good ****ing QB if you ask me. Unlike Locker, Gabbert, and Ponder, who were all taken after Newton and before Dalton.
They were also the only team to have two pro bowlers from the 1st and 2nd round, might even be the only team to have two pro bowlers from that entire draft.
The point is, we have more needs than just QB, and if Andy Reid thinks we can get our guy in the second, I'm behind it, and against this idiotic push for a #1 overall QB "just because", especially in a year where the QBs suck compared to most years. This draft class has nothing but career backups and maybe 3 guys with potential to really be a true starter in the NFL, and not a Gabbert type starter lol.
Where's AJ Green in this draft? He's around as an OT, which is worthless to us. This draft's passrushers suck. Do you want us to take a ****ing CB at #1 overall?
That strategy only works when there's an elite non-QB at the very top of the draft. There isn't one of those players there this year, and the hole at QB is far too large to risk waiting until the 2nd round.
Also, **** Andy Dalton.