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If all else fails, we can draft a franchise QB ... next year.

In several of our recent discussions about the need for a franchise QB, the quality level of this year's crop of QB prospects, "reaching" with a pick, etc., I have made the comment that maybe what we get this year is our longer-term backup QB (ala Steve Bono, for those of you who have been fans for a while) and get our "real" QBOTF in next year's draft.  Why do I say that?  Have you guys taken a look at what the list of QB prospects coming out next year looks like?  Here's a list of the top dozen or so prospects.  To reflect no bias, I'll simply list them in alphabetic order.

Matt Barkley (USC) 6' 2" 220#

John Brantley (Florida) 6' 3" 220#

Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) 6' 3" 205#

Nick Foles (Arizona) 6' 5" 245#

Garrett Gilbert (Texas) 6' 4" 215#

Landry Jones (Oklahoma) 6' 4" 220#

Ryan Lindley (San Diego State) 6' 4" 218#

Andrew Luck (Stanford) 6' 4" 235#

Nate Montana (Montana) 6' 4" 215#  --  yes, he's Joe's oldest son.

Kellen Moore (Boise State) 6' 0" 190#

Brock Osweiler (Arizona State) 6' 8" 245#

Terrelle Prior (Ohio State) 6' 6" 235#

Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) 6' 4" 220#

Darron Thomas (Oregon) 6' 3" 215#

Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State) 6' 4" 220#

Tyler Wilson (Arkansas) 6' 3" 215#

 

WOW!!  Do you think that we have a chance to find a QB somewhere in there?  Regardless of where we draft?

As things stand right now (assuming no serious injury), yes, I woulld prefer Andrew Luck, for several reasons.  But I sure as hell can live with a number of the other guys on that list.  And, the fact that a number of teams will draft QBs this year, simply reduces the number of teams who will be looking to select a QB next year.  Go Niners!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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