I am still torn about drafting or not drafting a QB this year. I would love to find our franchise QB but I am not sure if I want to take the risk when we could get two very low risk, high upside, impact players with our first two picks. However, IF we are going to take a QB this year, I think we'd be better off taking that QB with our first pick. Along the lines of Brian's post today, I definitely believe there will be a run of QB's towards the end of the first round. This helps us tremendously if we have already drafted a QB with our first pick. Because if we use #3 on a QB, then if that run of QBs happens in the first round, it will help a really high quality player fall into our laps with our second round pick. It also could increase the value of our second round pick as teams that missed out on a QB in the first round, might be willing to offer up something to move into our spot in the second to get a QB.
If we don't get that QB with our first rounder, then we run the risk of having to probably trade up into the first round to get the QB that we want. So not only does that increase the risk that we don't get the QB we want, but it also costs us valuable draft picks that we can't afford to lose.
Or, we just skip the QB this year. We could possibly have suitors for Gabbert at #3 that could allow us to stockpile some picks with a trade down. Or, at worst case, we take a stud defensive player at 3 and then the run on QBs allows us to get another stud player (possibly a Cameron Heyward or a Sherrod) that falls due to the run on QBs.
Ideally, the run on QBs could result in a fantastic, Ron from NM situation. Where we are able to trade down a few spots in the 1st round for someone wanting Gabbert. Then we possibly have the chance to trade down a few spots in the 2nd to some team that is trying to get one of the last QBs available. That scenario could leave us with a first, two seconds and two thirds (plus the two fourths we already have) in a draft that I think is weak at the top but pretty deep in talent. That would be a really nice way to get a huge influx of talent to a team that desperately needs it.