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Bill Polian would take AJ McCarron over 2017 NFL Draft prospects

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Polian is the second person to talk about their interest in AJ McCarron. Who makes a play for the Bengals backup?

The 2017 NFL Draft features a handful of intriguing prospects for the San Francisco 49ers to consider. Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson have led the way, but DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahomes, and Davis Webb are all getting mentioned in one way or another.

Investing in a rookie QB this year gives a team some time to work with him, but Hall of Fame personnel executive Bill Polian has a different choice. Last week, Polian said in a radio interview that he would take McCarron over any of the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

It is not shocking for someone to be down on this year’s class of quarterbacks. Each one has notable weaknesses, and with the No. 2 pick, it is reasonable to be a bit concerned investing in any of them too high. Kirk Cousins is the guy most regularly connected to Kyle Shanahan. He likely has thoughts on most of the available quarterbacks, but he is now sitting down and really sorting through his options.

Shanahan and GM John Lynch both have six-year deals, so there is no rush to force the quarterback situation. If they have their eye on someone who can be easily acquired, so be it. McCarron is an intriguing one in a market that already will likely include Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo, and maybe even Jay Cutler. If Kirk Cousins is franchised, that leaves the market a little more barren.

Does that boost McCarron’s trade value a decent amount? Where does McCarron fit into this group of quarterbacks between the veterans and the potential draft picks? An anonymous executive told Daniel Jeremiah that McCarron was his top choice as well. I have a hunch you could ask ten executives who the best option is and get quite a few different answers.