Hey guys - I've been reading the blog for a little while and decided it's time to finally sign up and post something. I keep seeing how people would like to draft a developmental QB at some point during the draft, with names ranging from Moore to Keenum to Osweiler to Wilson. My question is - why? Typically, late-round developmental QBs don't develop into starters at any point in their careers - they end being backups. Why burn a pick on the toughest position in the game on someone who will likely never play unless an injury forces him to?
Of the starting 32 starting QB's in the NFL (including Luck and Griffin as they will be day 1 starters), 21 were first round picks, 3 were 2nd rounders, 2 were 3rd rounders, 1 6th, 2 7th, and 2 undrafted.
Being a first rounder doesn't guarantee success, but being a later round pick in today's NFL almost certainly guarantees that you won't be a starter and you won't be successful - the exceptions right now for big time success outside the first two rounds are Brady (6th) and Romo (undrafted).
Why then, Bills fans, are many of you clamoring for a developmental QB - wouldn't you rather take that pick and spend it on a tackle or CB or LB or some other position of need?