Last year the Washington Redskins didn’t surprise anyone when they took Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the draft. What did turn some heads was the team drafting Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins only a few rounds later.
Having Cousins in their arsenal did come in handy, as he had to step into RG3′s role on a few occasions due to injury. The Redskins knew that Griffin was their man for the future, yet they still did have a backup. In a draft where many of the top quarterbacks are questionable, does this technique make even more sense?
It feels that when it comes to the 2013 quarterback class no one really knows what to make of the best available. How good are they really, and how much of their worth is solely because they play quarterback?
One day you see that Geno Smith is the top QB. Then you hear its Ryan Nassib. Some people say that its Tyler Wilson, and I saw one say today that Miami quarterback Zac Dysert has the best intangibles. Wouldn’t it make sense to take two, to increase your odds on finding that much needed quarterback of the future?
Buffalo fans have seen firsthand that in the NFL you live and die with your quarterback. The position is that important, which is why many of these players do fly up draft boards so easily. So even though the team does have other needs, quarterback is just that much more important than any of the other holes.
The Bills do need other things. They need a linebacker, likely another corner and safety, and another wide receiver. But it all starts with the quarterback, and the other positions can be mended much easier. The team could always do what the Redskins did, draft a quarterback in the first, take a player at another position in the second round, and draft another quarterback in the third or fourth.
So I’ll leave it to you guys. Does drafting two quarterbacks sound like a good idea, or absolutely crazy?