Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
I realize that I can not prove this, and people are fine to disagree, but I personally believe that Blaine Gabbert and Mark Sanchez underachieved because they weren't on the bench as a year of on-the-job training.
The draft is about improving your team, and that doesn't always mean improving it immediately. The desire for instantaneous results is why GMs are generally awful at their jobs.
But with today's CBA, you sit a guy for a year and you have to decide before year four whether or not to pick up his option for year five. You'd be taking an awful and unnecessary risk.
If the #1 pick needs a year, don't take him.