Mathews is wrong on two points.
If defense is #3, offense is #34. Our offense and defense are both too bad to ignore one or the other in the first 2 rounds.
QB at #34 makes sense when there are 8 reasonable QB prospects in this draft, and only 2-5 of them will go in first round.
2nd round QBs fail no less than second round DEs or OLs, so it's not like Mathews compared the success rates of other positions to QB.
Most hall of famers are selected in the first round, does that mean we should never use our 2nd-7th round picks at all? Less likely to get a hall of famer, might as well skip the pick entirely?
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