You're stuck in the 90's with that thinking, to an extent. Rookie Qb's don't come into the league the way the used too.
Whether it be the new rules, college, whatever.
14 of the last 15 first round QB's are starters in teh league right now. If anything, it's shown that taking a Qb in the first round is less risk than it once was. Especially with the new wage scale.
Whoever you pick in teh first sets you back. I don't understand how a QB does it anymore. Tyson Jackson set the Chiefs back, Glenn Dorsey set the Chiefs back etc.