Originally Posted by Buzz_TinBalls
ryan leaf #1. does that make it right. ugh.
I'm a Geno fan. I was hoping he'd finish strong and justify the pick. I'll root for the kid wherever he lands, but he's a reach and so was bradford. leaf is just a dumb shit.
the point is any of them is not just an automatic NFL star, they all need to work hard to even get going in the NFL. I liked braford, especially his final season was convincing. but it just isn't that simple.
Bullshit, Bradford was absolutely not a reach.
The Rams had absolute garbage at the QB position and the only question was whether or not they should go with him or Suh. At worst, there was a 50/50 split and that's because people were calling Suh the next Sapp.
Not because they didn't think Bradford was a worthy #1 overall pick. Bradford was being touted as a potential #1 overall the season before and that's when he was going up against Stafford as a prospect, another guy that everyone loved at 1.1.
Don't treat this in hindsight - in real time there was absolutely nothing 'reach' about Bradford.