Originally Posted by Monsterxman
Nice post. Makes a lot of sense... Except everyone rates players/priorities differently. Arizona could take Geno Smith, Buffalo could like Nassib in rd. 2, and the Jets could think Glennon is the top QB in this draft and worthy of the top pick...
Just like Idzik may not be willing to put his rep on the line to take a qb, there is the reverse. You love a QB and take him in rd. 1 and he works out. Even in other rounds, if you love a QB, get him. The Jets scouting department was said to love Russell Wilson... Turns out they were right, so you have to trust your scouting more vs which pick won't get me fired.
At least that's how I hope Idzik approaches things...
Good post. If any team thought Wilson was going to be THE GUy, then it doesn't matter where you take him. What's worse, getting ridiculed by the media for taking a guy too early, or we hesitate and miss out and when the guy turns out to be elite, and then you say in retrospect, "yea we really liked him."
If the Jets think that Glennon, Wilson, or even Nassib is a front line starter, then it doesn't matter if we take him at 9. He won't have to start right away because they have already stated a veteran is being brought in.
If they Jets are not confident any of the QBs is worth taking at 9 or even in the first (if we trade Revis) then its not a big deal if they all go earlier than 40. We then regroup, take a flyer on a Manuel type in the 4th or something like that.
The problem in the past is that we have not been able to get a consensus on our QB decisions. In 2009, scouts liked Freeman, Tanny and Rex loved Sanchez. Last year scouts loved Wilson and Tanny and Rex loved Tebow.
I hope that when Idzik says he is a consensus builder, it's more the scouting department says this is the guy and unless Rex can convince the entire scouting department otherwise, then refer to the scouts who have been at this all year and not just a couple of weeks before the draft.