I'm not specifically saying what we should draft, or who we should draft. I'm not even saying those other quarterbacks would be worth the pick (except Gabbert for sure, and I think Newton has INCREDIBLE potential, but we all know potential doesn't win games, execution does), but the point was that they could be gone. Not that they would be gone. And besides that, if we pick at ten and they're available and one of them fits the offense and we think we can build around them, then by all means, go for it.I don't think the QBs in this draft (other than Luck) are that good, so I'd be surprised to see 3 ("or perhaps four") of them gone by the time we pick at #10. For that reason I'd be inclined to go with one of the other talents you mentioned that will be available. Or, if the Redskins really feel like they must have a QB, at least trade down to get better value.
Isn't that usually the case...if you don't screw it up you come away better?It's not necessarily a whatever happens happens piece... But more of a "hey, this is a good situation... If we don't screw this one up, we're going to come away better!"
Ryan Leaf was bad luck/a desperation move. Screwing it up would be trading it away for Jake Delhomme.Isn't that usually the case...if you don't screw it up you come away better?
I guess that depends on your definition of screwing it up. Was drafting Ryan Leaf a screw up or bad luck? The Redskins could do all the proper homework and background checking and pick someone that is a consensus great pick and it might still not work out. Would that be screwing it up or being screwed?
Nevertheless, I agree with you that the #10 pick puts us in position to get better, whatever we do or whomever we pick. Let's just hope the football gods are done messing with us, 19 years is long enough.
ryan leaf wasnt a pill junkie when he played, he was an INT junkie and a knucklehead. they picked Manning because he was smarter and interviewed better.
*sigh*Pretty good article, except for the fact that there is no possible scenario in which Patrick Peterson will be available at 10th overall. Unless he completely ****s the bed at the combine or something, he'll be a top-5 pick for sure.
"At the tenth pick, many high grade prospects will be there for the taking, ranging from the quarterbacks listed above (Newton, Mallet, Gabbert, Locker) to other prominent collegiate players such as:*sigh*
That wasn't the point.
The point was there is an abudence of talent, and some of it will be available.