Why we shouldn't draft a QB in the 1st

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  1. Eddyc85

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    100% False.

    Luck yes but not sure about Barkley yet.

    We do, it's Fisher and honestly, I'd rather have Fisher than your guy Gruden.
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  2. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/18/locker-didnt-get-a-first-round-grade-from-advisory-committee/
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/pac10/2009-12-14-washington-locker_N.htm

    I know pro football isn't the most reliable source when it comes to football news but if you think about it sounds 100% reasonable. Locker had said that he was planning to declare for the 2010 NFL draft and after submitting his stuff to the draft committee he decides to go back to school. What purpose would that serve if he wasn't trying to get drafted higher? Just because McShay has him #1 overall and people base their opinions of of his does not mean that is the opinions of other league scouts.

    Barkley has shown the abillity to win games and the ability to read defenses. That is more then you boy Locker has done.


    How can you say Fisher is 100% safe when Bud Adams himself has said if we are not successful he will not resign Fisher. It's not even a question of firing Fisher as it is not signing his contract. Bud Adams is cheap. That is why Fisher has been retained thus far.

    I am not even going to bother with your preference of choosing Fisher over Gruden because I would seriously doubt it would lead to an intelligent debate over the issue.
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  3. NYCTitanfan84

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    I agree that we shouldn't draft a QB in the first. IMO I dont see anyone either that can be our next franchise qb to build around. We all know those guys are far and few between..but I dont want us getting caught up in reaching for a QB. Now theres guys espn are brining up that they havent spoke about ALL year..lol. NOW all of a sudden they're top 10 guys n stuff...no thanks.
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  4. Eddyc85

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    Sometimes people just go back to school despite really high draft stock see: Leinart and Luck.

    Helps when you're playing on USC and not Washington.
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  5. Finnebosch

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    Leinart went back to college to win a national championship. Luck never intended to leave Stanford this year.

    Locker was preparing to enter the draft and then decided not to after the draft committee. There is no other reason for him to have changed his that I can think of as Washington wasn't going to win any national titles any time soon no matter what Locker was going to do.


    You can't say Locker has these important qualities just because of where he went to school. He hasn't shown the ability to make multiple reads and the talent around him can't be used as an argument for his ability to.
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  6. Eddyc85

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    So because you can't think of a reason he must have gone back to improve his draft stock?

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/QB/Jake-Locker.php Well this scouting report says differently and I trust this site above all others.
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  7. Soxcat

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    Locker = Tyrod Taylor for starters so stop any madness of this guy being worthy of a top ten pick. The times when he drops in the pocket, sets his feet and makes a good throw are few and far between.

    The other thing that is totally puzzling is this idea next year will be so much better for drafting a QB. Where do people come up with that? For starters we can't plan on having a 2 win season so we can draft Luck. The depth at the QB position in this draft is about as good as most years if not better. Basically it is a crap shoot like any other year. In 2006 everyone thought it wsa an awesome year for QBs. How did that turn out?

    I think there are basically three options here.
    One, if Newton or Gabbert or whoever is sitting there and they have a high level of confidence in that guy transitioning to a solid NFL starting QB role you have to take him. We don't get a top 10 pick very often and we need a QB. The Titans will have their own ratings on these guys and if they see a guy who they know won't last until the 2nd round pick and is someone they really like they need to get him.
    Option two is trade for Orton or Kolb. IMO if you can get a guy like Orton with a 2nd round pick or later you have to really consider it. AT worst for the next couple of eyars you have a decent starter. At best you have a guy who is good enough to contend with the right team around him. We are talking about a 2nd round pick here, a pick we have used on Marks, Henry, White and Jason Jones in the past (technically on Cook as well).
    Option three is you drag in any left over crap like Alex Smith, Leinart, Collins (one year deal) and you hope by some miracle they can be the guy. More of a plan to find a backup IMO. I'd like to see Orton and Smith or Leinart.
    Also option four, Rusty Smith. Not much different than option three.
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  8. xBrah

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    I can only dream that we get Jon Gruden....
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  9. munie

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    I feel that the Titans need to build the trenches and secondary this year and take a qb next year because it looks like it will be a LOADED class next year. I think the top tier qbs are overrated rated and we can get great value in the 2nd and 3rd round. Titans can get great value in the trenches in the 1st or get a guy like prince.
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  10. 2ToneBlueBlood

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    A lot of people are questioning Locker's accuracy, but the players he had around him were TERRIBLE. He had 41 dropped passes this past season. He had a 55% completion peercentage this year, but if you do the math, and add back in the dropped passes his completion percentage goes up to 68%. Lucks was around 70%.
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