OK, last time I'm talkin as far as QB's are concerned. Yes, the Niners should DEFINTELY draft a QB this year. But at # 10, I don't think so. This year's draft is chock full of capable QB's, and feeling as if you're pressured to get one in the first round isn't worth the headaches.
Everyone is claiming how, if available, the Niners should pick between either Matthew Stafford, or Mark Sanchez. But let's take a closer, more pessimistic look at these guys. Stafford plays with a cannon for an arm and the moxie of Brett Favre....HOWEVER.......If you look at his body of work at Georgia, you see he was bailed out a lot by a heck of a power rushing attack. And a fairly good defense. So on him, I'll pass.
Now on to Sanchez. Yes, good California looks, bay area son, strong arm, and good system knowledge. But, therein lies the problem. Sanchez only played 1 year at USC, and it is fast becoming known as QB. U. Have we forgatten all of the QB's taken out of SC in the past 10 years? Palmer, Leinert, Booty,Cassell.....all good. But also ALL from SC. Could it possibly be that SC is simply a QB factory. Sorta like Georgia in the 80's with HB's? So I'm not sold on him either.
Truly, if the Niners should get another QB, maybe they can wait and see where N. Davis, J.Freeman, or even G. Harrell fall in the draft and build them up from the bottom instead of trying to quick fix the issue. Or, if you really wanna try to fix it, talk to the Cleveland Browns who have a huge headache at QB right now. You could probably get Derek Anderson for a song. Granted, Derek isn't Joe Montana, but then again, he ain't Damon Huard.
The issue lies in the luck of a few teams who have turned things around on offense by getting a QB early in the draft and they have played well. Yet, this is all really a crap shoot. No one expected Joe Flacco or Matt Ryan to excel as well as they have in their seasons last year, but the REAL meat lies in CONSISTANCY. Can they do it again?
Truth be told, the Niners have already tried to buy the farm by getting a QB in the first round. and look what it got us. Besides, with QB being so full and the other teams in the NFL already stocked.....I see no rush in getting one that early. Let's fill a few more pressing needs first. Such as: Corner, Safety, Wide Receiver, O Line, and D Line before we worry about another signal caller. Who knows what established QB might become the next "Jay Cutler", and want out of his present surroundings. (Please Donovan...... give the "left coast" a chance.) In the end, I think with a gaggle of new coaches,, new thought processes, and a new regime, we should all back off the DefCon4 button, and take good stock of where we really are.