Interesting Fact: Drafting QB's after Day 1 is a blatant waste of a pick

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  1. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    Why waste a pick on a backup QB? Why not draft a position we need instead, and then address the QB position in the first round next draft (IF we think there are none availabe this year).
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  2. chamgel2

    chamgel2 Special Teams Standout

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    There is also a chance that at least 3 of those guys could be starters in 2011. Charlie Whitehurst, Kevin Kolb, and Matt Flynn all may have opportunities to start next season. Late round picks generally take longer to develop, but as has been said, they are far less risky because they don't set the franchise back if you miss.
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  3. chamgel2

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    I would actually have no objection to this. I just think if a kid like Andy Dalton or Devlin is there in a late round, why not take a chance? They both have ability and talent, worst case they dont work out and we take a QB next year, but best case, we catch lightning in a bottle and get a steal late. It's a no lose situation.
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  4. Eddyc85

    Eddyc85 Go Bucks!

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    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/23qb/23qbs.php

    Perfect argument, although it's a little outdated with the praise of Henne, another 2nd round bust at QB. It's risky to take a 1st round QB but they sometimes work. 2nd and 3rd round QB, forget about it. Just don't be scared to take a first round QB cause you're scared he'll be Ryan Leaf. Don't try to outsmart the system with a 2nd round QB, it wont work.

    And even this past year, McCoy looked OK at times, Clausen really didn't look good at any time.
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  5. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    I think TheSureThing should change his username to Ryan Mallett haha joking with ya surething
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    I'm more inclined to believe the reason this happens is because teams are not as invested in these players. If you're a second or third round pick, you won't have many chances to prove yourself. However, if you're a top 10 pick, then coaches will go to extreme lengths to adjust scheme, personnel, and game plans so that the QB will succeed. If VY had been drafted in the 3rd round, you think he would've been kept around for 5 years? Similarly, Brees didn't hit his stride until his 4th year, and he was one of the few QBs given multiple chances. I think it would be more accurate to see how many of those QBs were given at least 3 years of opportunities, then compare that success rate to first round QBs.
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  7. Titanic_Sub

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    As far as backup QB's go I'd rather draft someone later in the draft, that played QB in college, but is an athlete and can be moved to a different position, but still come in and play backup QB if it comes to that.
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  8. joeman546

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    Drafting a QB on day 1 who doesnt fit as a day 1 QB also is a waste, and what we are afraid of. If there is an elite prospect available, get him, but I dont wanna waste a pick on a potential bust because we are desperate. Its as bad as when the Raiders took heyward bey IMO. If we do go QB, the titans better have made sure its THE guy they want.

    That about sums up my feelings on it though.
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  9. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    Tom Brady
    Joe Montana
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  10. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    10 years ago. Things have changed kid.
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