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Offline play2win  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 7:13:09 AM(UTC)

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Word is spreading some of the QB needy teams are considering passing on the QB picks in R1. If Ted were to steal one, maybe it proves a huge windfall in trade with a team like CLE, who has 4 of the first 83 picks in this draft.

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A few teams with quarterback needs have an interesting strategy. I’ve heard that at least four quarterback-needy teams—Houston (first pick), Jacksonville (3), Cleveland (4) and Oakland (5)—are strongly considering passing on quarterbacks with their first picks and waiting until their second or third selections. Simple reason: They’re not in love with any of the quarterbacks, and there are too many other good players who are surer things than a quarterback you have sincere doubts about. For that reason, there could be more quarterbacks taken in round two than round one. For instance, Jacksonville really likes Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois, and he’d likely be there high in the second round when the Jags pick again, at 39.

One more thing: The great value in this draft will be from about 20 to 50. So guess what team is in great position to capitalize on the depth in rounds one and two? San Francisco, with the ability and the recent history of moving around so well. The rich-get-richer Niners hold the 30th, 56th, 61st, and 77th overall picks. If they want someone in the forties, they’ve got the currency to get him. The Browns are in good shape to do some damage too, with picks 26, 35, 71 and 83.
http://mmqb.si.com/2014/04/14/nfl-draft-jadeveon-clowney-monday-morning-qb/

hmmmm...
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#2 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 7:31:00 AM(UTC)

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yeah right ........ hahahaha.

It just ain't that hard to find a successful college QB nowadays, and a lot of them turn into decent NFL QBs that weren't even that good in college.
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 8:35:02 AM(UTC)

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I think it's a gamble I would prefer not to take.

Teams that need a QB would know that we want to trade that pick and the leverage would be more in their favor than ours IMO.

You have to think of the fall back position or in other words the worst case scenario and that would be that no acceptable trade offer comes in. Would it be the best decision for the team if they ended up with a QB at #21. The answer is NOT.

If Ted finds a trade partner and wants to get more picks early that would be fine, or, it's very possible a really good player falls thru the cracks and is sitting there. Those two options are much better than getting tricky.

This is a very deep draft and we haven't drafted this low for awhile now. I can't see screwing around with that.
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#4 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 9:49:06 AM(UTC)

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Last year, and I can prove this, because I posted it on my blog, I said: IF GENO SMITH FALLS, TAKE HIM!

What would that have looked like after Aaron went down? NERD=GENIUS.

Proof that I'm smarter than Ted Thompson!

I say, trust your scouts. If you have a QB as a clear BPA, take him.
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#5 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 9:53:38 AM(UTC)

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Sorta seems like when there was talk of tagging Flynn and trying to trade him. The risk was getting stuck with his contract. Likewise, drafting a QB at #21 and trying to offload him seems risky. I doubt we'd get back what we paid for in terms of draft pick value since teams would know that we want to offload the drafted QB and would have all the high ground in talks.
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#6 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 10:25:46 AM(UTC)

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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Last year, and I can prove this, because I posted it on my blog, I said: IF GENO SMITH FALLS, TAKE HIM!

What would that have looked like after Aaron went down? NERD=GENIUS.

Proof that I'm smarter than Ted Thompson!

I say, trust your scouts. If you have a QB as a clear BPA, take him.


Is this a joke?

Geno Smith had the single worst passer rating (66.5) of quarterbacks with enough passes to qualify (I believe minimum attempts is 100). Scott Tolzien at 66.8 and Seneca Wallace at 64.4 had comparable passer ratings.

If we'd taken him, with what he showed this past year, it would have looked incomprehensibly stupid. He needs to show significant improvement or he won't be long for this league.

On topic, I don't know that there is really a quarterback worth taking at 21 over some of the other players that are likely to be available. They all seem to have questions. There also seem to be some decent prospects that are projected to be available much later in the draft, so I would rather try to address the backup QB position on the second or third day of the draft.

And as others have stated, if the other teams aren't interested in picking the player, and know we don't want to be stuck with him, then we have little to no leverage in drafting him and trying to trade. I'd rather just directly trade back into the early second round if there is a run on defensive players and try to get a handful of picks in the second and third round and maximize this supposedly deep draft.
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#7 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 10:47:14 AM(UTC)

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mi_keys said: Go to Quoted Post
Is this a joke?

Geno Smith had the single worst passer rating (66.5) of quarterbacks with enough passes to qualify (I believe minimum attempts is 100). Scott Tolzien at 66.8 and Seneca Wallace at 64.4 had comparable passer ratings.

If we'd taken him, with what he showed this past year, it would have looked incomprehensibly stupid. He needs to show significant improvement or he won't be long for this league.

On topic, I don't know that there is really a quarterback worth taking at 21 over some of the other players that are likely to be available. They all seem to have questions. There also seem to be some decent prospects that are projected to be available much later in the draft, so I would rather try to address the backup QB position on the second or third day of the draft.

And as others have stated, if the other teams aren't interested in picking the player, and know we don't want to be stuck with him, then we have little to no leverage in drafting him and trying to trade. I'd rather just directly trade back into the early second round if there is a run on defensive players and try to get a handful of picks in the second and third round and maximize this supposedly deep draft.


He looked good at times, and let's face it. Mike would have had something to work with there. I'd take Mike and Aaron over the Ryan anyday.

Geno Smith>Seneca Wallace.

EDIT: And btw, the Packers would have given him ALOT more weapons to work with.
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#8 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 12:01:24 PM(UTC)

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A team drafts a QB in the 1st rnd, that means they are looking to replace their current QB within a year or 2.

Too much quality talent at other positions to worry about whether this years qb's are the real deal or not.

Flynn and Tolzien are good enough for another year.

Cmon Ted get Flynn signed!!!!!!!

Then move onto draft day.
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#9 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 12:54:21 PM(UTC)

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If Ted had the good sense to pick up Tolzien instead of Seneca Wallace - or just about anybody else off the scrap heap other than Seneca Wallace, the additional time to develop Tolzien or whoever would have meant we didn't even need Flynn last season.

No, Ted, do NOT sign Flynn. Not only would it be money wasted, but the team would be worse off with Flynn if, heaven forbid, we needed to play a backup again, than we would with a well-trained Tolzien.
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#10 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:28:05 PM(UTC)

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Let's put it this way.

• The Texans pick 1st, and they need a QB, but will probably take Clowney.

• The Jags pick 3rd, and they have Chad Henne at QB. They need one, but may decide to go with Mack at OLB.

• The Browns pick 4th, need a QB, but word is they are going to jump on WR Sammy Watkins out of Clemson here.

• The Vikings pick 8th, and they need a QB pronto. Probably do here, and they probably tag Bortles.

• That will leave Manziel and/or Bridgewater. Both HOU and JAX may want to jump CLE with their 2nd R1 at #24 to nab one of these guys. Meanwhile, GB sits ahead of CLE at #21.

It is possible our #21 could come into play here. HOU holds the 1st pick in every round. Maybe they make it worth Ted's while to trade out of R1 by packaging #33 and #65.

Would you take an R2 and R3, tops of both rounds for #21? I might.

JAX could offer #39, 70 and 105. This deal would mean 7 picks for us through the first 4 rounds. Not bad.

Would you just draft Manziel if he's there and see what happens? I might. That could become a super valuable bargaining chip.
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#11 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:32:27 PM(UTC)

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play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Let's put it this way.

• The Texans pick 1st, and they need a QB, but will probably take Clowney.

• The Jags pick 3rd, and they have Chad Henne at QB. They need one, but may decide to go with Mack at OLB.

• The Browns pick 4th, need a QB, but word is they are going to jump on WR Sammy Watkins out of Clemson here.

• The Vikings pick 8th, and they need a QB pronto. Probably do here, and they probably tag Bortles.

• That will leave Manziel and/or Bridgewater. Both HOU and JAX may want to jump CLE with their 2nd R1 at #24 to nab one of these guys. Meanwhile, GB sits ahead of CLE at #21.

It is possible our #21 could come into play here. HOU holds the 1st pick in every round. Maybe they make it worth Ted's while to trade out of R1 by packaging #33 and #65.

Would you take an R2 and R3, tops of both rounds for #21? I might.

Would you just draft Manziel if he's there and see what happens? I might. That could become a super valuable bargaining chip.


I'd lean toward trading down, but I haven't done a full study of Manziel.
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#12 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:35:12 PM(UTC)

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play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Would you take an R2 and R3, tops of both rounds for #21? I might.

Would you just draft Manziel if he's there and see what happens? I might. That could become a super valuable bargaining chip.


Just depends on whose available at that time. If Clinton-Dix or maybe even Pryor was available, I think the pick should be made. I think one really good player at a position of extreme need would help the team more than two good players at positions that may not be as big of a need (say DT and CB, or anything else). Or potentially even two good players, one at a position of extreme need and another at a reasonable need. If there is any player that would make Ted Thompson say "WOW, I can't believe this guy fell to 21!!" he should take him, imo. If he's not overly excited about the remaining prospect, then sure, try to trade down.

I guess I feel like the best value may not ultimately help the team the most. I'd take two really good players from one draft than 4 decent ones. But it's much more complex than my simplistic comparison so it's really hard to say.

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#13 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:51:34 PM(UTC)

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Just depends on whose available at that time. If Clinton-Dix or maybe even Pryor was available, I think the pick should be made. I think one really good player at a position of extreme need would help the team more than two good players at positions that may not be as big of a need (say DT and CB, or anything else). Or potentially even two good players, one at a position of extreme need and another at a reasonable need. If there is any player that would make Ted Thompson say "WOW, I can't believe this guy fell to 21!!" he should take him, imo. If he's not overly excited about the remaining prospect, then sure, try to trade down.

I guess I feel like the best value may not ultimately help the team the most. I'd take two really good players from one draft than 4 decent ones. But it's much more complex than my simplistic comparison so it's really hard to say.



Dodd, I tend to agree with you on the quality v. quantity thing. I would much rather have 2 Pro Bowl players who are 5 year starters, than 4 five year starters who are just good.

This is where it can get really interesting. I just wanted to pose the question, because I do think teams will come at us for that #21 pick.
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#14 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 5:32:20 PM(UTC)

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Dodd, I tend to agree with you on the quality v. quantity thing. I would much rather have 2 Pro Bowl players who are 5 year starters, than 4 five year starters who are just good.

This is where it can get really interesting. I just wanted to pose the question, because I do think teams will come at us for that #21 pick.


I hope they do! If the pick isn't a no-brainer at 21 for Ted Thompson, then hopefully he can trade down a little. I kinda see it as diversifying or spreading the risk across more picks. Ted seems to like doing that.

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I don't see any of these quarterbacks this year as top ten picks, and most of them should be second rounders. If someone is dumb enough to want our pick at 21, then by all means, make the trade. I'm not blown away by anything this year that will be available at 21.
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