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.
The desire of the GMs stem from their drastically reduced lives in the NFL if they are no longer productive (Peterson being a huge exception). If they don't produce big results within 2 to 3 seasons, with the trash other GMs left behind, fans and owners are unforgiving.