Yes, even the top 2 QB prospects are candidates and are not guaranteed to succeed, I made the distinction to illustrate that in my opinion the top 2 candidates have a low enough risk level and a high enough ceiling to make them worth a bundle in draft capital.
After the 2nd QB, or now...
It's not a cop out, after the first two picks the QBs that are left, in my opinion, are talented "candidates" with upside, but not worth the risk of expending the huge draft capital needed to move from 15.
By moving to 4 you are not getting a QBOTF, you are getting a QBOTF candidate, that may or may not develop into QBOTF. You might be able to get said QBOTF slightly later in the draft and save draft capital in a draft that is rich in prospects at non QB positions of need for the Pats.
Sure, but maybe mortgaging the entire draft (or the equivalent of) for a guy that's available at 4, who's far from a sure thing and a reach at 4, might not be the best play... especially if the Pats can wait to see if the QBOTF can be secured with a less costly smaller move up.
The way that some media have
Unfortunately, especially with older players with a lot of millage, old injuries can flare into career ending/life altering injuries. I hope that the reports of his knee joint being bone on bone and that his knee injury is so bad that he might miss a large chunk of...