I enjoy having this discussion but I don't believe I've expressed exactly why I'm focused on using a second round pick to take Brock Osweiler at QB. It's because of what that would represent for OBD to be doing - it would be OBD investing in a gamble that they might be able to develop a QB prospect with a high upside into something special for the future. Not just taking a backup prospect.
They gambled like this when they moved back up into the first round to take Losman in 2004 but that was a bad gamble and it worked out poorly for the Bills. But the motivation is the same.
With Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB the Bills could continue to improve and they might, at best, challenge for a wildcard playoff spot. I hope that happens. But for the longer term, for the Buffalo Bills to have the potential to one day be a legitimate Super Bowl contender again, as they were in the late 80s/early 90s, they would need to have (among many other pieces) a SPECIAL QB. That is what, in the best case scenario, Brock Osweiler represents to me - the Bills' best chance at selecting and developing a rookie QB prospect whose physical talent and whose performance at least has shown glimmers of potential greatness to turn into something special.
The Bills haven't had that since they took Jim Kelly in 1984 - and taking Losman was an absolute ABORTION of an attempt to recreate that chemistry - and it's high time they thought about taking that kind of gamble again, given the right opportunity. I view the 2012 draft and taking Osweiler with the #42 pick as the next appropriate opportunity for the Bills to invest a high draft pick in potential greatness for their future. I know that's a gamble. I know there is no guarantee Osweiler will develop into something special, and even if he does, the Bills would need to build a whole lot more around him. But as a fan, I want to see OBD go for it this time. I want to BILLieve again.