I trust Buddy's EVALUATION of QBs but where he has had problems the past few years is the VALUATION of QBs. He liked Cam, but Carolina took him. I think he liked several others beyond him and in last year's class but where he had a 2nd round grade on them, they were taken in the first (Ponder, etc.) I think he may have liked others but had a third round grade and they were taken in the second (Dalton, Kaepernick) and then when he had a 4th round grade, they were taken in the third (Wilson, Cousins). Two years in a row the new CBA caught him by surprise - it is no longer a risk to take QBs - they make more but not that much more than other positions - you can take more than one now and take one nearly every year. From the recent interviews, it seems like this has sunk in finally and Brandon will hopefully make sure he is more aggressive - but not take a guy at 8 that has no business there(See Gabbert). With this class, the best move is to take BPA at 8 and hopefully a defensive LB/DE playmaker. Then take your QB in the 2nd - this is the SF method, which I prefer much over the Washington method - keep your picks and make sure your team has depth around him. Washington's defense will degrade over the next few years while SF will stay on top or at least in the playoffs.
Originally Posted by TulsaBillzFan
This is not a mistake - Buddy is a good evaluator of talent, I think Russ will make sure he and the HC chosen will be aggressive in FA and the draft - let's hope they aren't foolish.
His next move should be to pick a head coach and then secure Byrd and Levitre for that HC.
Looking forward to 2013:
Manuel - most upside in the draft
Woods - most pro ready WR
Alonso - tall ILB with coverage skills
Goodwin - fastest WR in draft
Duke Williams - prince of a pick
Meeks - no he is not
Hopkins - best K prospect in the draft
Gragg - vertical threat TE
Go ahead and complain - I am happy with this draft
Adopt a Bill - first choice Alonso, second Goodwin