VegasSkinsFan wrote:I'm more scared if its Daniel Jones. Like I said, Drew Lock would be the only QB I would take in Rd 1..and agree with Silverspring that he probably doesn't make it that far. That's not saying I think Lock is a lock guaranteed franchise guy, just saying that he would be the 1st round prospect I would take a chance on if I had to. I'm still in the camp of a Round 3 or later developmental guy, but wouldn't lose my mind if Lock fell and we got him.
This QB crop is interesting to me. Like many, the top end seems less impressive than what some drafts provide, but I think it might provide some sneaky depth.
Haskins- physically capable and put up great numbers, but had a lot of surrounding talent, limited experience and OSU seems to churn out QB's who put up solid stats but don't translate to NFL. He intrigues me anyway.
Murray- wonderful athlete but again has limited experience, might need a specialized offense and the size thing just makes me nervous, at least at 15.
Jones- seems solid and did a good job at a historically poor program but he doesn't wow me..and that seems like a both a silly reason not to like him but a reason to think he might be just another guy.
Lock- a lot to like in terms of his physical talent, experience and arm but the knock is that he's not terribly accurate and might be just a guy who leans on his arm strength. With coaching and work ethic that's fixable and i think he's one of the more interesting guys in the draft.
Finley- doesn't get much pub but put up solid numbers and had success at NCSU which (IMO oddly) struggles to sustain any real success. He has experience and is noted for his accuracy, but doesn't strike me as a guy who can carry you and make enough plays...curious to hear everyone else's opinion though.
Thorsen- sneaky favorite of mine because i love his experience, he has good enough tools, did pretty well on a limited talent team and could come in a mid round at a lower pricetag.
Stidham- experience again, but when I watch him he looks like any number of 2/3rd stringers to me.
Back to Murray, there are a lot of things to really like about him but also a lot that should make fans and more importantly the FO pause. Best case scenario is that (a) he isn't there at 15, or (b) he is and we aren't interested..but some other team is....which could land us a couple of extra picks.
He doesn't seem to fit what Gruden would like so I think if he's there then he could be enticing for a team to move up.
EDIT ^^^ to piggy back on that last sentence, the only teams following us in the draft that MIGHT be interested in a QB could be TN @ 19, Pitt @ 20, or OAK @ 24 and 27. TN might not be enamored with Mariotta who only has 1 yr left, PITT might look to the future once Roth is gone but this is the lowest chance I see happening of the 3 teams. OAK: only happens if they decide to cut Carr to get our of his contract, maybe looking for a new franchise guy to be ready for their move to Las Vegas...but not overly realistic.
Of those and what It would take for me to consider accepting :
TN : 1-19 (19), 2-20 (51), 5-19 (147)
PITT: 1-20 (20), 2-21 (52), 6-2(162), 6-21( 180 )
OAK : 1-24(24), 1-27(27)
^^ would any reading take one of those, and if so, which one?
TN is saying the right things about Mariotta so I think they are out on QB high. Carr's contract kicked in a week or so back so his money is on their books and he's playing next year for them, not to say they won't make a move but at this point he's an expensive cut and I get the sense Gruden is looking to build that team and see what/if Carr can do with better talent. IMO it's the smart move because it buys him time with the built in excuse that Carr simply isn't good enough. Pitt used a 3rd on Rudolph last year so I can't see them going high on QB either. Later on in the 1st I could see the Chargers taking a QB, maybe McVay wants more than what Goff can offer and NE is always a wild card.