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Is it too late to draft a QB next year?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ghst187, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of us watch a lot of college football and "scout" for our Boys all season long. My thought process has been that next offseason was about the last offseason we had if we were going to draft Bledsoe's successor because Drew only had 2-3 more quality seasons left at most.
    After the last 7 games I've seen of Bledsoe, plus given the ages of our WRs, and BPs longevity, is it too late to draft a Bledsoe successor? I'm beginning to think it is. All of us, esp me, would love to see us draft the next franchise QB like maybe a Quinn or Brohm but I really don't think we have that kind of time anymore.
    I think we're watching about the last gasp of Bledsoe this year unless something dramatic happens. After this year I think its either going to be Romo's show or else we'll bring in another veteran. I don't think we're going to go after a 1st round QB at all. I could see us picking up a mid-round QB to slowly develop for backup purposes but we may have already, either purposely or not, charted our course somewhat at QB. It looks like Bledsoe, Romo, unknown vet, or bust for the next few years at QB.
  2. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    Well if its not the "Romo" Show next year we should definately take a run at Brohm in the first round (Thats if he comes out). But if Romo is starting at QB next year and looks like he is going to become the real thing we should draft a QB in the later rounds for depth and a backup which would be nice. Possibly a Drew Tate who would be a project player and not your typical pocket passing QB or Trent Edwards. I like all 3 of the QBs...

    Hopefully we can see some Romozilla this season just so we have an indication what we might get from him the following season.
  3. jman

    jman Active Member

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    Since next years draft hasn't happened yet...then no, it's not too late.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    If Brohm comes out he may drop due to the injury he suffered today. I prefer QBs to play their Senior year because I think it really helps their development and maturity. As a Junior coming out most of these guys are 21 or 22 years old. It isn't easy for someone that young to order around vested veterans. One year doesn't make a huge difference but I just think there is something about being a Senior QB.

    If he were to drop within our range, I would definitely quit trying to win the lottery and I'd draft the kid. It's still a big if.

    I worry that people will start getting on the bandwagons of guys like Drew Tate, who is only 6'0" and 192 pounds, or Troy Smith who is only 6'1" and 215. Good college QBs who will likely struggle in the NFL. Why people can't figure that out is always a little baffling to me.
  5. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    Yeah thats true but Tate is a good project player, i mean you dont go wasting one of your 1st 2nd or 3rd picks on him but he would be a good option the 5th that is if some other team doesnt gamble on him with a higher pick. He has good arm strength to go along with good agility and better than average speed for a QB.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    That just doesn't mean much to me. Let me give you an example. Ty Detmer re-wrote the college record books for passing. All he has ever been is a career backup. At this point, meaning Bledsoe nearing the end of the line and Romo potentially unsigned and testing Free Agency as well as unproven, we would need more than a career backup.
  7. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    Are you saying that their lack of ideal height will make them struggle in the NFL?
  8. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    We better hope that Romo is our future, if we have to depend on some guy we get late in the draft, it will be to our detriment.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Yes, I am. Shorter than 6'3" is a risk IMO.
  10. jay cee

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    I don't like it either, I think it forces you to have to do things like roll outs to get the QB out where he can see.

    That limits the things you can do.

    But I would rather a 6'1 qb with good mobility than a 6'4 statue like Bledsoe though. Especially with the Cowboys suspect o-line.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Not me. We talked earlier about Jamarcus Russell. I'd rather have someone like that at 6'6". I think he's got work to do, but I also think he's mature enough to do the work.

    I'm still an elitest though. Neither option is truly palatable to me at this point.
  12. The Fonz

    The Fonz Correctamundo

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    you are right but that not the case all the time size is not everything look at Doug Flutie ( Height: 5-10 ) yet he was one good QB.
  13. Hostile

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    He was and so was Jim McMahon, and I remain glad we never had either at QB. No one needs to agree with me, but it is a handicap at this level.
  14. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    In sports nothing is the case all the time, I think Fran Tarkington was only slightly over 6'0.

    But I think good height does have its advantages.
  15. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    I'm not an elitest, I just want the Cowboys to get a guy that can play at a high level.:)
  16. tar_heel16

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    Am I the only person here that has a good feeling about Drew Stanton?
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    No, I like him a lot. I'm not sure he's a 1st rounderat this point, but if we took him on Day 1 I'd probably be pretty happy about it. He could move up draft boards pretty fast. Toughness is always respected and he's tough.
  18. Eddie

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    I that Kellen Clemmons guy the Jet's took in the 2nd round may have good potential down the line. If we could have only moved up a few spots to snag him.

    I'd definitely give up Tony Fasano and a late rounder to move up and get Clemmons. At least we'd have a possible future at QB.
  19. Sitting Bull

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    I really like Jordan Palmer's game, pedigree and measurables (6'5, 235). Yes, he throws a lot of picks, but Price hasn't had time to cycle thru players recruited on his success at UTEP and I think Palmer is just a competitor who sometimes tries to do too much. I think he's a top 3 QB- I just don't think I can stomach the season we'd have to have in order to be in a position to draft him.
  20. Hostile

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    You think he'd go high in the 1st round?

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