Wow, I totally did not intend for this thread to kick up the **** storm that it has. If most of you had actually read my post in it's entirety, you'd see that I'm not rooting against the Bills for the rest of the season. I was posing a rhetorical question, brought on by Chan Gailey's terrible coaching and Ryan Fitzpatrick's terrible play in the Thursday night game against Miami in which they let the Dolphins hang around after soundly dominating them the entire game, and almost let them come back and win it in the end, like all the other prime time games the Bills have fumbled away in the past half decade. In that situation, I found myself somewhat torn as to whether I actually wanted the Bills to win, because I didn't feel like they deserved to, or whether I was rooting for Miami to complete the comeback and steal the game in the end on national TV to expose just how terrible Chan and Fitzpatrick were, which might have helped sway Ralph's decision on whether to bring Chan back next year.
THAT'S what I was getting at. I'm NOT rooting against the Bills for the rest of the season in hopes of them getting a better draft position for next year. As another poster in this thread pointed out, unless you're drafting number one overall, all bets are off, and to a certain degree, it's inconsequential where you pick, ie. is the fourth pick overall REALLY going to make that much of a difference between drafting twelfth? And besides, with respect to Geno Smith and Matt Barkley, there AREN'T any "ten year, franchise elite" QB's in the 2013 draft. The biggest prospect in the past few years or upcoming years was Andrew Luck.
I'm still confused by the whole draft logic here again and I agree with you here on the draft status.
We have some who are on here who have brought up the play of Marcell Dareus ( a number three pick) and whined that we should've, in hindsight, taken J.J. Watt (No. 11) or Aldon Smith (No.7).
Good teams will find diamonds in the rough throughout the draft and develop them into good players. I want the Bills to do that.
So Pick number don't matter. Teams scouting of said picks DOES matter.