I touched on this in another post, but I wanted to post a story on this to see others reactions.
I am very concerned with this years Draft. There are many offensive needs that need to be addressed this offseason. Offensive line is the most glaring. Our QB and RB issue needs to be addresses as well. It wouldn't hurt to get another younger, smaller, quicker slot reciever, although this is not a priority.
The free agent market is going to be extremely tough this spring given no CBA is reached. The young talent that would be unrestricted, will become restricted, thus requiring draft picks be rendered. This will severly limit what we are able to do.
It can easily be argued that we NEED to spend both our 1st and 2nd rd picks on O-Linemen. I can certainly reason with this draft mentality. I do however have 1 main concern, and it revolves around the QB position.
As it appears JC is not in our long term plans in DC, we will need to start preparing for the future at QB. Option 1 would be to tender JC and hope we can retain him for at least 1 more year. We can go out an sign our 2 linemen in the 1st and 2nd, and pick up a later rd RB and a linebacker. Option 2 would be to tender JC, and weather re-signed or not, use our first pick on a QB(most likely Sam Bradford), then grab our O-Linemen in the 2nd, and 4th. If JC is signed by another team, and we get another 2nd, that pick can also be used to ge another o-linemen.
My biggest issue, and the point of my post is that if we do not get a QB with our 1st this year, and go linemen in the 1st and RB and or lineman in the 2nd or 4th, what are we going to do about our future QB? I certainly do not want to be drafting in the top 10 again next year. The top 4 QB's avaliable in next years draft(and this is all speculation as of now), would be Locker, Mallett, Keenum and Devlin. If we try and grab our QB next year, it could be a huge risk at were we will be drafting, and who will be avaliable.
Is it worth taking a risk for another season and ignoring our issue at QB, or should we just suck it up and take our QB this year at #4 regardless or what happens to Campbell. We may not be drafting this high again for a while, or who knows, we may me in the same spot again next year. Supposing Sam Bradford checks out 100%, has a great pro day, and is there for us at #4; should we pull the trigger? Do remember, had Bradford come out last year, we would likely have been the 1st QB taken.