I will be satisfied with losing next weekend and drafting 6th or 7th. I don't think it matters much where we draft in the first round.
But, I do care where we draft in the 2nd round. Especially if Buddy is using the 2nd pick to draft a QB.
My preference would be to sign Alex Smith to a 1-2 year deal.. Take defense with #6 and trade into the first round or wherever to take the QB, probably Glennon.
This team can win now with the right QB and coach..a rookie QB would delay that at least a full season.
2014 Mock Draft:
9. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
41. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
73. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
109. Preston Brown, LB, Louisville
149. Antone Exum, DB, VT
i think Glennon and Wilson are going to rise and could possibly be selected high in this draft.
As of right now we pick 6th and can't do any worse than 6th if we lose next week...if Det wins at home against the Bears and the Eagles beat the Giants we go to 4th...we are picking better than the Browns because they have a harder SOS...the SOS won't change enough next week to make up the percentage points Cleveland needs...assuming KC loses then we are basically locked into pickin ahead of the Browns...I don't see Philly winning but I can see the Lions win and we move up to 5th...
I would go QB, Nix is hinting at a lot of things, but the one thing he has said is he wants a QB...keep in mind at this point 2 years ago and 3 years ago there weren't any QBs the draft gurus felt were worthy of top 5 consideration, then Bradford became #1 overall and the same with Cam...the bowl season and post season for these guys will bump QBs up and I wouldn't be surprised to see 2-3 QBs go in the top 5,6 picks
1. T Jake Matthews
2. TE Jace Amaro
3. DE Kareem Martin
4. LB Jordan Zumwalt
5. CB Walt Aikens
7. P Pat O'Donnell
Another Championship Uconn!!!
I do know that most of the veteran FA QBs each year are not very good. It is usually a Vince Young, Trent Edwards, etc.
I just know Thigpen has shown nothing, and T-Jax is not under contract.
Take Te'o with our first pick and then trade every and anything it takes to get Glennon.
Dont doubt me because I wanted Russell Wilson 3 years ago when he was at NCSU, I know my NCSU QB's boys.
I Have no clue but just want a QB
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I went to Utah and watched Smith during an undefeated season and he was incredibly consistent. His pro career has been underwhelming but he's proven in the last couple years he is still consistent and accurate. With a solid offensive line, an upgrade at WR2 and spiller he can get this offense to the playoffs. He is much better then Matt Moore and he is still only 28.
I feel like taking a QB this year at #7 will put us closer to locker, ponder than luck or even tannehill (although I'm still not sold on him). Just cause we draft someone high doesn't mean they will be good. I'd rather lock in the possibility of the playoffs with someone like smith then throw in a rookie that isn't ready. Hell I'd rather trade for Matt Flynn
Last edited by Astb41; 12-23-2012 at 11:32 PM.
Your telling me Blaine Gabbert is a "franchise" QB?? We are in the same position the Jags were 2 years ago and they are already looking for a new QB. I'm not saying don't daft one, just be smart about it. The whole team needs help! We can't miss this pick!
Still got Senior Bowl/Combine/Pro Days/Private Workouts but I'm hoping Glennon is still there when we pick(4th-6th). I could see him rising and maybe out of our range unfortunately.
He's like a mixture of Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco rolled in one.