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Re: Is the much touted QB depth this year drying up?

Postby Lucky7 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:23 pm

Free Bagel wrote:If you can't find a QB late this year then you're not trying. The depth there is absurd. You could wait until the 12th round to pick your first QB this year and be completely fine.

Azrael wrote:
Lucky7 wrote:Anyone think Brees is worth grabbing in the 3d round (where he seems to be going in most 10 team drafts) over a top end WR like AJ/Colston/Housh who tend to also be available in the 3d?

If that's the substitution you are looking at, i.e. Brees instead of one of those receivers, then yes I think he is worth it because from where you can get those players there will still be very good WRs available in the 4th round (Calvin, Marshall, Boldin, sometimes SSmith)

It's not like that though. The cost of Brees isn't downgrading from AJ to Boldin. You're missing a player there, as without taking Brees in the 3rd you would be getting both Aj AND Boldin. It sets you one back at every spot. You downgrade Aj to Boldin. Then you downgrade Marshall to Cotchery on top of that. Then you downgrade J. Stewart to Mo Morris on top of that. Etc.

You're taking a downgrade on everyone the next couple rounds because you're always a round behind.

That's my thinking as well, but so many people are saying that if you have a stud RB in round 1 and a stud WR in round 2, then go for Brees in the 3d round over a 2d top end WR, because there is plenty of depth at WR in rounds 4-5 to make up for not taking a top-end WR in rd 3. The idea of getting a stud RB in round 1, then 2 top end WRs in rounds 2-3 and then getting a CJ2/Marshall type at WR3 in round 4 is very appealing, knowing you can get quality QBs in the later rounds. Warner is now another appealing later round QB to platoon.
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