The draft’s feeding frenzy on QB’s will be much like you and I sharing a pizza. We get 9 slices. Alright! Now, I’m noticing that to get 5 slices instead of 4, I have to play a game. I will eat the first one. I’ll let you get to slice 3 before me. At this point, you are getting dis-interested in the pizza and I’m pretending to be intersted in a bird out the window. At this point, you are thinking I’m about full. You start to talk. I fake interest. You’re comfortable with my talking and lose awareness toward the pizza. Before you realize it, I have eaten five and left YOU with the four.
Doesn’t that sound like Dwight Schrute (The Office)? Welcome to the draft, Jim.
Every GM thinks this way. They have to. They can’t just “draft”. They plan around you drafting to get what they want. They only just “draft” if they haven’t any other option. Trades work this way, both down and up. The number one rule though: Have a QB. If you don’t have an All-Star on your team, well you better get one. The owner is probably not happy about paying you big money to not find the next Peyton Manning. The fans, no doubt, don’t believe in you. So, you’ll show them. You’ll take a QB in the first round. You may even do some trading of picks to get where you want, but the team will finally have it’s guy. Then it’s a mistake and you’re fired in 3 years. Think of Brady Quinn and the Browns….
It can be a real rush of drama. The second most important thing is….Don’t Mess Up.
So, who will mess up the most tonight? The Panthers? The Titans passing on a great D-lineman and getting an “ok” QB? The Vikings just being desperate and reaching? Or maybe we have 6 future Hall of Famers at QB go in the first round….