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#1 Don't stop billievein

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

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#2 KeisterHollow

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

I tell you - I've been an advocate of this QB class, contrary to the concesus opinion.  Also contrary to the concensus opinion, I don't know what to think of Geno Smith - he's not my top rated QB; I just have a real unease about him.  I have Barkley rated as the top QB.  My second QB - and, it might as well be my second two, are Geno and Manuel.  I think, in this NFL environment, and with the new CBA, that Manuel, Geno, and Barkley all qualify as 1st round QB's.

As far as QB's go, and as far as Buffalo goes, the only QB I'd like to see them take in the first round is Barkley.  If they could land Manuel, Nassib, or Wilson in the second, I'd be happy with that, too.  Manuel has a lot of physical tools, and his work ethic is good, so his ceiling is really high.  Nassib is so smart, so tough, so dedicated to football, that he could be good, without factoring in his Syracuse connection.

Wilson, though, has a really nice throwing motion, a nice pass, nice anticipation - I like the way he plays.  In a lot of ways I see him similar to Barkley.  The big difference is Barkley played in a much more pro type offense, under center more, so my big question with Wilson isn't his hand size, but his ability to come in and play in a pro-style offense.  This is all to say, if Buffalo goes Wilson come draft day, I'd be fine with it; more than fine, I'd be happy.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Well, Buddy says there's two starters in this QB class. Which two gives puzzlement.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

View PostGreen Lightning, on 07 April 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Well, Buddy says there's two starters in this QB class. Which two gives puzzlement.

Quite honestly, I dont think Buddy knows what he is talking about.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

View PostGreen Lightning, on 07 April 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Well, Buddy says there's two starters in this QB class. Which two gives puzzlement.

Right- and he doesn't know which two. That comment has been overblown by many (I don't mean you, GL).

All he's saying is that history shows there are at least two starters in every QB class, not that there are necessarily two and only two in this class.

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]ARE THERE FIRST-ROUND WORTHY QUARTERBACKS IN THIS DRAFT?
“I’ve said from Day 1 there’ll be two quarterbacks in this draft that will be long-time starters in this league. And that’s a fact. The key is figuring out which two it is, and that’s what we’re in the process of doing.” [/size]

http://blogs.canoe.c...e-qb-situation/

I'd be ok with many of the prospects- all of them have question marks, and all of them have potential. I'm just glad it's not my job to determine which QB I want to risk drafting over another player that seemingly would be less of a risk at less of an impact position.

I think they must take a flyer on *someone* and I think  the second round is the time to do it. Get a top ten defensive talent at #8, the QB they like the most at #41, and a WR in the third.

I'd be ok with Manuel, WIlson, Nassib, Barkley or Geno in the second. Of course, I don't think they'll all be there, but I don't think any of them are worth passing on a top ten defensive talent... even if they traded back to get more picks. They need playMAKERS, not just players.

Edited by uncle flap, 07 April 2013 - 11:14 AM.