I admit that there have been some really impressive 2nd/3rd round QB prospects the last couple of years (Dalton, Kaepernick, Wilson) who looked like better prospects than a lot of first round QB's (Weeden, Locker, Gabbert, Ponder), but there are no good QB prospects like those guys in this draft.
If we want a QB, you take at 1 even if it is a reach. I don't give a flying **** if analysts say we "reached" for a QB or not. It's the most important position in all of sports. That's the one position where it is okay to reach IMO.
Clay's bet: "Alex Smith doesn't have a prayer of throwing 25 TDs."