The 2014 draft seems loaded with skill position players much more then this draft..
With Manziel Boyd and Bridgewater next year thats the when we draft a qb.. no reason to take a mediocre one this year..
This makes me want to trade Revis for a pick next year insetad of this even more and could be a silver lining for a potential ****ty year again.
Take Johnny Football for example, amazing college football player, but how many 6 foot Quarterbacks with average at best arm strength transition to the NFL? And those that do certainly don't go in the Top 5 draft picks. Hell, the only 6 foot Quarterback in recent memory I can even think of that went that high was Michael Vick, and Manziel doesn't run a 4.3 and he certainly doesn't have Vick's cannon arm. Much better ball placement, sure. But that only gets you so far. The idea that Manziel would go #1 in this draft class, or even above Geno Smith is flat out comical.
Bridgewater I do like, but I also have significant concerns about the quality of his opposition (or lack thereof) making people think he's better then he actually is.
A dream draft for myself would be Clowney after somehow getting a high enough pick for him, then using a 2nd-4th rounder on Derek Carr, kid is a leader on and off the field, with a big arm, good speed, ability to make quick reads and be accurate he is worth the pick.
Sample size.... one game against a team that was probably overlooking their opponent is nice, but you're overrating it. I'd also point out that Bridgewater really only played a good half of that game, he did practically nothing in the second half.Generally I agree with your last part but he played tremendously against a great Florida defense in the bowl game... this kid is a player and has that certain "it factor" you look for in your Qb...
I just put more stock in guys that have had to go through a tougher conference where they were playing higher quality teams week in and week out. Louisville doesn't have to do that, and it's gonna get even worse next year with the way the Big East is falling apart.
That's not to say I don't like Bridgewater, I do, I'm just not convinced he's an Andrew Luck-type 'cant-miss' prospect.