02-27-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: Where will the QBs go?
Originally Posted by MaineMan
1-CAR ... Almost certain to have a top-5 pick again in 2012 and, thus, a shot at one of the top two QBs from arguably a much higher-quality class. Meanwhile, they also desperately need elite DT help.
2-DEN ... Fox has said he's sticking with Orton. And, of course, he also has Saint Tebow.
3-BUF ... Gailey has more or less said he's going to ride Fitzpatrick into the playoffs and Nix has said he's focused on drastically improving their run defense.
4-CIN ... If the recent OC change (Bratkowski out, Jay Gruden in) doesn't appease Carson Palmer.
5-ARZ ... What's not to like about Skelton, Hall, Anderson and Bartel? Also likely to be picking in the top-5 again in 2012, so it may not make a huge diff if they don't take a QB this draft.
6-CLE ... Shurmer and Holmgren have said that McCoy is their starter, but they'll be drafting another guy later.
7-SF .... Harbaugh has said that Alex Smith is his starter. LOL.
8-TEN ... VY is apparently gone even with Fisher out of the picture. Collins turns 112 this season. But they DO have Rusty Smith and Bwett Watwiff.
9-DAL ... Romo. They're set.
10-WAS ... Grossman. They're set. No, wait a minute.....
I guess I'm just very skeptical about this crop of QBs and am projecting that sense onto these "QB-needy" teams. I'd be surprised if any of this year's prospects are widely viewed as potential franchise QBs. I'll be equally surprised if more than one or two turn out to be competent 2nd-tier starters.
So, that leads me to be doubtful that more than one or two QBs get taken anywhere in the 1st. However, in the 2nd round, it might be a completely different story with "QB-needy" teams that picked a different position in the 1st round then salivating over trading up to the Patriots #33.
In terms of QB I have only two teams as definitely needing one (ARI, MIN) and seven teams as maybe needing one (CIN, CLE, SF, TEN, WAS, JAX, SEA) in the whole NFL. And that's if TEN decides they don't want Vince Young, CIN can't appease Carson, and Shannie gets rid of Nabbie. And Favre retires and MIN decides Jackson is inadequate. In which case Carson and Vince Young will certainly be traded and play for someone else, and McNabb would probably find a home somewhere (he made Santana Moss a 1000 yd receiver ffs). Leaving a maximum of six possible slots for first round QB, and a minimum of one (ARI).
I like Newton. I think he gets drafted in the first round. If I were ARI I might take him. That could be it for QB in the first.
So, sadly, I need to agree with MaineMan, probably two QB drafted in round one. At the most.