I keep suggesting to keep this in perspective- Weeden will turn 36 in his EIGHTH year in the league. Is that really all that bad? I think not. So you have to start looking for a replacement QB a few years earlier, big *ucking whoop. There is no value to be had at QB in this entire draft like there is in Weeden in the 2nd rd, especially for a team that wants an elite QB talent who is or is nearly NFL ready- only time will tell, my guess is that Weeden will be ready to start year 1, year 2 at the latest. And that is FINE. I'd look for Washington to be all over him if they don't go for Tannehill, and he's a great choice for a Jets as a quick replacement for Sanchez, who might be on the way out. And Seattle- look at the mileage they got out of Hasselbeck- how old was he when they beat us to the punch for him?
Weeden is a sharp guy, a great Quarterback and a natural athlete- a big time baseball prospect and as a hobby he starts for the OSU golf team, one of the best in the country- that has to tell you something about his natural athletic ability. We would be lucky to land him in the 2nd rd, not that Ireland would necessarily have the balls or brains to do so. Weeden- with or without Peyton Mannig coming to Miami, would be a great choice. Peyton has a ton of miles on him, Weeden very few. With both coming here with any good fortune you probably have the QB position taken care of for the next 10 years- and seriously, who could argue with that after the last 10 or 12 years of QB misery that we've had around here?
There's a saying- Perfection is the enemy of Good. Weeden's age makes him a less than ideal draft prospect by that issue alone- but it nonetheless allows for him to be a very good prospect, and for a team like Miami, in desperate need of a QB- to finally land a top talent like Weeden, an elite QB prospect age issue aside who we may have a shot at in the SECOND ROUND for SECOND ROUND money, alleviating the need to pay a third world country GDP amount to Matt ("I had one good game") Flynn- the guy wants what, $50 million? No *ucking way Mr. Flynn. Weeden would be a FANTASTIC 2nd rd pick, and I'd still go:
3. Fleener or Joe Adams
Murtha, Jerry and maybe Carey can figure out RT- I see Courtney Upshaw as a very solid player but not an elite pass rusher, same for Melvin Ingram. Coples sure looks like a stud, but that dude is a DE, not an OLB to me. And Odrick is faster, quicker than I anticipated- imo Coples is a hell of a player, but we have depth like no other position at DE and DeCastro will be, I firmly believe an all- pro player at a need position for us. Bottom line.