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 How Much Would You Give Up to Get a Top QB in the 2014 NFL Draft?

By Leo Howell - Feb 20th, 2014 at 6:33 pm
 


Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL
 Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. 
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the seventh pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and according to the average mock draft, none of the top quarterbacks will remain on the board by the time the Bucs are on the clock.
 
But the beauty of the NFL Draft is that teams are never locked into one spot in the draft. So if the Buccaneers get serious about wanting to upgrade at quarterback and move up the board, they’ll have the option to do so.
 
Trading comes at a cost, and when it comes to the NFL Draft, that cost can often be quite steep. When the Redskins moved up to acquire Robert Griffin III, they gave up three first-round picks and one second-round pick to do so. The same team Washington dealt with (the Rams) hold a valuable pick in this year’s draft that could be a trade target for a QB-needy team.
 
So the question is, how much are you willing to give up to get your favorite quarterback in this year’s draft? It doesn’t matter if you prefer Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel, because this question is universal.
 

How much would you give up to trade up in the NFL Draft to select your favorite QB prospect?

Nothing, I'll take whoever falls to 7 .................(28%, 28 Votes)

Second-round pick.......................................... (21%, 21 Votes)

Future first-round pick ....................................(20%, 20 Votes)

Nothing, Glennon is the starter...................... (16%, 16 Votes)

Fourth-round pick........................................... (10%, 10 Votes)

Multiple future first-round picks....................... (5%, 6 Votes)


Total Voters: ....101



http://thepewterplank.com/2014/02/20/poll-much-give-get-top-qb-2014-nfl-draft/

TBTrojan:
I'm of the mind that QB is so important in todays NFL that if you are 100% sold on a prospect being "THE MAN" for your system/team you do whatever it takes (realistically) to go get them if you think they won't last to your pick.
The part that really scares me about thinking that is Lovie is Head Coach and he's proven he's nearer to being clueless than expert when hit comes to QB, he is bound to have a lot input.

jerseybucsfan:
Or the reverse can be said, Tbtrojan. Maybe Lovie, after a year off, has come to realize that much more how important the QB position is,

TBTrojan:

--- Quote from: jerseybucsfan on February 22, 2014, 05:46:23 AM ---Or the reverse can be said, Tbtrojan. Maybe Lovie, after a year off, has come to realize that much more how important the QB position is,

--- End quote ---
Why would he suddenly "get it" just because he was fired?
He never got it after 9 years in Chicago, if it took getting fired for him to finally realise it I'm more scared of him the guy in charge than before.

Plus there is a difference between knowing the position is important and being able to evaluate the position, I'm guessing he never really viewed it as unimportant but simply sucked at the evaluation.

jerseybucsfan:
Why? This is the first time in a decade he has had a chance to step back for an extended time and self-evaluate. Remember too how the game has changed. Didn't we see a glut of running backs at the top of the 2005 draft? Belichick changed as needed. Lovie will need to do the same and a year off probably didn't hurt.

threadkiller:

--- Quote from: jerseybucsfan on February 22, 2014, 05:59:59 AM ---Why? This is the first time in a decade he has had a chance to step back for an extended time and self-evaluate. Remember too how the game has changed. Didn't we see a glut of running backs at the top of the 2005 draft? Belichick changed as needed. Lovie will need to do the same and a year off probably didn't hurt.

--- End quote ---

I would say courting and signing Jeff Tedford as his offensive coordinator for his return to NFL head coaching is a good sign that he realizes the changing nature of NFL offense as well as the importance of the quarterback position overall.  I'm not sure what a more clear sign of such could possibly be other then hanging a flavor flav style sign around his neck reading:  "I need to change my offense and quarterback is very important to me." 

threadkiller:

--- Quote from: TBTrojan on February 22, 2014, 04:43:59 AM ---The part that really scares me about thinking that is Lovie is Head Coach and he's proven he's nearer to being clueless than expert when hit comes to QB, he is bound to have a lot input.

--- End quote ---

He did higher for the most important offensive position on his staff the man who is known (deservedly so I would say) as THE quarterback guru.  Then he said he plans on bringing 4 to camp, including a vet and rookie (very strong hints we may use the 7 pick there).  While already having a 2nd year quarterback on the roster that much of the fan base is quite excited about (so if he really didn't care much about qb he could easily skate into 14 w/out touching the position and get a pass from the vast majority of the fan base).  Whether he personally has an eye for quarterback talent, and how much of his own opinion he is going to force into the decision, I can't objectively debate.  However, any remaining concerns that Lovie Smith doesn't properly account for the importance of the quarterback position are unfounded and fly in the face of all current evidence imo.

Dolorous Jason:
Count me in for nothing.

VinBucFan:
nothing

threadkiller:
I'm the one for multiple 1's.  I read the question as a Top NFL QB.  I would consider that a top 5 NFL QB.  Maybe I'm reading the question wrong.  I'm not sure there is a limiting factor of picks I would exchange to select a top 5 NFL quarterback in this draft. 

*The way I read the question, anyone sticking with Mike Glennon is either saying that Mike Glennon is or will become a top NFL quarterback or having a top NFL quarterback is really not very important. 

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