Originally Posted by Dreamers
It isn't forcing QBs go earlier then their percived value most of the time based on they are the biggest piece of the puzzle. If you like a guy you have to take him and not mess around playing the #s game. Did Washington overpay for RG3 last year? Yes they did but they knew they had too. Sanchez, Locker, Rivers, Ponder, Russell, Flacco, Alex Smith, Eli, Cutler, and Lienard Are all guys I can think of off the top of my head who's draft value was more then their preserved value. Barkley, Geno and Wilson are better prospects then most of those guys. Lienard was considered a top ten pick but most people said he was 2nd round value right off the bat. Very seldom can you stay put or trade back and still get a guy you see as being a potential franchise QB. More often when that happen it is more likely your getting a Clausen or Quinn then a Rodgers or Big Ben. If you like Wilson you flat out have to take him at 15 or where ever you pick. Trading back even 5 spots could end up with a team like Chi or Dallas stealing your guy. You can't just bet that no one else wants that guy if you do. It is not like taking a TE or OL the next guy down is just that a step down. When it comes to QBs your 1st choice is almost always better then your 2nd 3rd or even 4th in some cases.
I don't think there are any good QB prospects coming out this year... Just my opinion! I would reach for an RG3, Newton, Luck , Leinart, Sanchez ... Only because they were all projected as franchise QBs. Obviously the last two are not. That is why I trade back.... While we need a QB, if a Franchise QB is not available and you take one of these other guys too high you forced the issue.
It all comes down to whether or not you think those guys coming out this year are Franchise QBs. My philosophy is you only take a Franchise QB in the first round or you can take a first round flyer if you either have 2 first round picks or you are picking 22 - 32 in the draft...