Yes, I would prefer Manziel, and yes, if you had read more of my posts, it wouldn't surprise you at all. I don't want to re-write my reasoning, and I doubt you want to hear it, so I'll keep it to I think he is the only "possible" elite QB in the bunch in my opinion. There is something there that I can't quantify, but it excites me the same way Luck and RGIII did 2 years ago (I REALLY liked RGIII pre-draft).
Originally Posted by purplepat
Some of the QBs will undoubtedly become starters, and I'm also sure there IS a elite QB in this bunch, but if it isn't Manziel, he is probably one of the second or third rounders. Bortles might surprise me, and Bridgewater certainly has done many great things; but I am a "fire in the belly" sort of guy, and Manziel has that in wealth.
You are right though; if anyone of the 4 QBs that "should" go in the first round is truly desired by Zimmer and is still on the board, I expect them to pull the trigger. If not, I am really starting to think we will be trading down. I just don't expect Watkins, Mack or Clowney to be there at 8 (which is the point I was trying to get out, and did it badly).
For the record, I think there is a better than average chance that Manziel could be "great"; if we take him at 8 and he busts, its just another Ponder type mistake. But if he DOES stud-out, and we passed... well, those types of mistakes seem to haunt us, don't they?
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