Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
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.
I felt at the time he was a bit of a reach. I felt that draft was weak up top 15 or so, and as I have said about drafting Geno, it was a need and the staff felt they could get him to play. I think he'll be alright, I think the same of Geno. but I also think these guys are going to need a lot of time and help. coaching helps, especially at first.