kearly wrote:Attyla the Hawk wrote:I'd want Seattle to consider him if he's still available at 32.
Only way this happens is if Pete moonlights as an NSA agent and intercepts a call saying the Rams are moving up to #33 to target Manziel. Honestly, I would gladly light a #32 pick on fire to keep Manziel away from the Rams. That's how much it would suck if he ends up on that team.
Agreed. Taking him means we can direct where he goes. We know how overvalued QB prospects are. Manziel has rough edges we would be uniquely capable of smoothing. Given how Seattle is prone to trading down (and I'd assume we'd try this year as well), I would think Manziel, with some development and grooming, could net more for us in return than simply moving down from 32. I wouldn't even dismiss the possibility that the evening between round 1 and round 2 the next day might be filled with trade inquiries from teams that hoped he'd fall to round 2.
It would be a risk for sure. But it's a big reward kind of play -- albeit in the future. As far as immediate need, Seattle will likely be in the market for a backup anyway. We will know well before the draft if Jackson is gone. And taking Manziel wouldn't preclude us getting another journeyman backup either.
Ultimately, if we were willing to add Christine Michael because he was so talented even though we were stocked at the position because we 'couldn't let talent like that pass', then how could the same not apply for an electric QB prospect. I don't see a playmaker of his pedigree being available where we will likely be picking.
If we could get 2 first round picks for Rick Mirer ....