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xray

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…if the Hawks pass on a QB in the 1st round and take a player we weren't expecting instead . Many of us are assuming that JS is targeting a QB on day one ; but he may not . Hasn't this happened before ?
 
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Anyone have any data on how often a good QB is found in the draft vs trades or signing free agents?
 

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- The "we have to draft a QB", is one of those franchise killing moves, that I really hope we avoid. I give you Kenny Pickett. Stealers "needed" a QB. Local boy. Perfect fit. Think they would be better with McDuffie, Walker, Smith, Linderbaum, who were picked right after?

- Think of all the guys that we were told we should take that year. Ridder, Howell, Willis, Pickett. Hmm, no one mentioned Purdy. Point being, if you need a QB, you can reach by 10 picks, 20, maybe even a full round, if you are sure he is the guy. But historically taking a QB simply because you need one, stupid idea.

- I want to trust in whoever JS identifies as our next QB, but if we take a Nix or McCarthy early, I will be filled with dread, just hoping they prove me wrong.

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The "wtf" is gonna come when John trades down, although it shouldn't surprise anyone at this point. He loves doing it regardless, but with not having a 2nd rounder this year you can just about take it to the bank. I hate not having that 2nd so much. Really complicates things. If we re-sign Big Cat, I'll feel better about it.
 

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I’m actually going to say ‘WTF’ if we pick the 4th or 5th rated guy, at his position, with pick 16.

Like…a big ‘WTF’.

DT, DE, or safety…or a trade back.

*Edit* Like a throw shit at the TV ‘WTF’. A my wife just paid $950 for a tree trimming service ‘WTF’. Those kind of ‘WTF’s’.
 

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We need O line and D line right now. We have needed a QB for some time but we have a capable QB (I want a QBOTF as much as anybody) we really need to focus on both lines this draft
 

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Hasn't this happened before ?
We don't really know what a JS without PC will do.

Considering the 2025 QB class I think not taking one in round 1 would be a mistake. Unless one of the 6 QB options falls into round 2 and JS is undaunted by the reasons for the drop.
 

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"WTF" will be the understatement of the century if we draft either a corner, running back, or receiver with any of our first 3 selections.
RB is guaranteed so don’t be surprised. But DJ could finally be gone so why not snag that little green demon from Oregon ?
 

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Don't be surprised if we take an OT in the first round. Lucas's knee might prevent him from being our answer at RT and Cross, although far from being a bust, isn't playing well enough to justify picking up his 5th year option, something we haven't done with any of our #1 picks since the change was implemented.
 

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Anyone have any data on how often a good QB is found in the draft vs trades or signing free agents?
I think the actual percentage of drafting a difference making QB in the 1st round is pretty low. Fans want to see their team take a swing but I think what Seattle has done is just as effective.

I could easily see John Schneider take anything/anyone at 16.
 

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I think I might be a little more surprised if they take a QB unless an obvious guy who was expected to go higher starts free-falling. I don't want us to force a QB pick at that spot and end up with a Christian Ponder or what is looking like a Kenny Picket situation.
 
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I wonder if Macdonald has much input on draft picks ; or is this all on JS to have the final word ? As I posted elsewhere JS better not whiff badly in this draft because all eyes are on him now .
 

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