Awhile ago someone suggested that i write a post, be it Brian or Matt i don't remember, so here goes my first post ever to a blog (not virgin anymore....I feel so dirty....and it's Sunday).
Anyways, I've been reading so many different opinions on the upcoming draft that I felt compelled to give my outlook on the matter. I'll try to be focused because my mind is flying. One of the debates is what to do with the #3 pick. What makes this such a tough decision is that our team has so many needs,.the most glaring for me is the front 7 of the defense. I know some think having an elite QB should be top priority, which is a good argument and true, but if you can't stop the other team from scoring AT WILL because they can just run the ball and the clock what good will a elite QB be standing on the sidelines. As of right now I feel the offensive side of the team has at least stabilized, let's start working on the defense. I know there are those who say the draft is deep for defense, but this is an opportunity to potentially draft the next Bruce Smith, maybe not position wise but you get my drift. I would rather spend the pick on someone who can line up on opening day rather than having to ride the pine and learn for a year or two (please don't bring up Spiller because he did play). Which leads me to the next subject...the QB class.
Now I admit, I don't watch a ton of college games. I'll tell you who I have seen: Luck, Newton, Ponder, Locker and a few others. I haven't seen anything from Gabbert and the Kap guy (sorry i don't know how to spell his name or even pronounce it). I feel if you're going to take a QB that will have to be coached up and sit a year or two learn the second round is where you take them. Looking past all the obvious things you would want in a QB, one thing that I would want to be sure of is the ability to read defenses. I say this because you have to get past NE, and Billy boy is very creative with defensive schemes. So this will entail a great deal of film study. Who is the most capable? I couldn't tell you unless I was a scout at the combine and threw some scenarios at them. I do like Newton and Ponder but Ponder's arm isn't strong enough for Buffalo's weather IMO. I have to do more research on Gabbert and the Kap guy though. One thing about Gabbert that bothers me, how come i never heard of him until now? I know there was a few passing mentions of him but now he's projected to be the best of the class....that's funny and suspicious for me.(Need more homework I guess). Anyhow, whomever they get at QB will have the benefit of having Gailey as their coach, but I bet Gailey is salivating at a chance to coach Newton, nothing against Gabbert because I don't know him yet.
Finally, my say on the trade down scenarios. Yes, I would love to have more picks especially this draft and I am jealous of NE with theirs. i can't stand it but they can afford to do it. The only thing that bothers me is if you trade down some other team may trade up and snatch a guy you want and you're stuck there looking stupid. Believe me, I can see this happening to Buffalo. So go ahead dissect, analyze, criticize I have thick skin and besides everyone knows what they say about opinions........thanks for the love