What about signing a solid receiver or linebacker in FA and drafting whichever of the two wasn't signed with the 8th pick and then moving up to get a qb in the mid to late first. Receiver and linebacker are both my deeper in FA and the draft class than the QB position is in either.
1. Khalil Mack OLB, buffalo
2. Xavier Su'a Filo LG, UCLA
3. Xavier Grimble TE USC
4. Andrew Jackson ILB Western Kentucky
5. Trey Millard FB, Oklahoma
Tag and trade Byrd for Mo Claiborne
Sign RT Michael Oher and Saf TJ Ward
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While Nix has made it clear that he wants a QB he has also made it clear that he wants "playmakers". I don't think Nix will reach at #8, however if his QB is there at #8 then Nix will prob pull the trigger. I like the idea of best LB or WR available at #8 and then trade back up to get your QB. I don't think you can go BPA at 8 and then just hope and pray that the QB you want will still be there in the 2nd round. It's been ground into the dirt a million times, but it's a QB driven league and if you don't have one you're going nowhere.
Mid-season 2012, Nix realized he was duped by Gailey, and started talking a QB for this season. At this point, Nix did say they have been looking for a QB in previous seasons, but QB didn't realize that with the new CBA, QBs needed to be drafted a full round earlier than they were graded. Does anyone remember Nix saying something to this effect?
My only issue is, why gamble like that. If Nix is supposedly that high on Nassib, take him while you can. Not for nothing-
- No one and i repeat no one saw Ponder going as high as he did. Thus, if Buffalo passes who is to say the Jets won't take him? Or, if the QB needy teams don't draft one in the first, what prevents them from trading back in?
- Scout or no scout, Nassib is not even the best QB at the Senior Bowl, how could the kid be the most talented in the class? If that had been the case why was Nassib never discussed until more recently? Not many knew who RG3 was leading up to the start of the NCAA season two years ago. However, as the season progressed it became more and more evident RG3 would be a top pick. Point being it doesn't take a whole day to recognize sunshine, why did it take this long for Nassib to get this type of attention?
- BPA is not going to be an ILB at the eighth pick.
i'd rather have glennon or nassib. tyler wilson has proven to have a weak arm, and throws a wobbly ball. please don't take wilson. wasted pick at #8
Teo wouldn't be the BPA at eight. He's not as good as Kuechly who went #9 last year.
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Is it not a proven practice to NOT take the QB with the smallest hands? Reasons being passing control I.e. spirals vs wobbly, but also ball control. I.e. fumbles when hit hard. Someone showed a chart that had handsizes with Wilson having, by far, the smallest. Just remember, Losman had th smallest hands of his class.
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When it comes to who a GM is looking to draft, its not really called lying. Its called not tipping your hand.
He has been known as straight forward, and has been in other areas, but you won't find a GM who is going to publically tell everyone what their draft day plans are, unless they have the first pick overall, and really not even then. Success in his profession pretty much demands that you keep certain things close to the vest...especially when it comes to the draft.