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255979119
04-23-2007, 09:35 PM
What position do you select with your first ever draft pick? I know you all will say it would depend on the talent pool, but if they were all equally graded what would you pick?

DChess
04-23-2007, 09:36 PM
QB

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JF4
04-23-2007, 09:37 PM
QB, you hardly ever see a team win a super bowl without a legitimate QB.

255979119
04-23-2007, 09:38 PM
I would have to say LT. I would build my team through solid play in the trenches and then work my way out.

snuff
04-23-2007, 09:40 PM
QB, you hardly ever see a team win a super bowl without a legitimate QB. Like the Buccaneers, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore?

All depends on free-agents and who I can get in the selection process thing.

BuckNaked
04-23-2007, 09:42 PM
Punter, they are undeniably the key to a team's success.

Space Ghost
04-23-2007, 09:43 PM
I'd pick a defensive tackle who could dominate in any defensive scheme and be a 3 down lineman. A guy who can take on three blockers as a 34 Nose Tackle and stop the run and collapse the pocket in a 43 being able to play both UT and NT.

DChess
04-23-2007, 09:43 PM
Like the Buccaneers, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore?

All depends on free-agents and who I can get in the selection process thing.

expansion draft?

SuperKevin
04-23-2007, 09:47 PM
I'd probably build my team around a dominant all purpose RB like LT. With the right coaching you can put any QB in and make a system work.

Bengals1690
04-23-2007, 09:48 PM
QB, easily. It all starts with him.

255979119
04-23-2007, 11:11 PM
I'd probably build my team around a dominant all purpose RB like LT. With the right coaching you can put any QB in and make a system work.

LT had Brees = All-Pro and Rivers = 4th overrall selection, big upside.

They aren't exactly bums.

SuperKevin
04-23-2007, 11:15 PM
LT had Brees = All-Pro and Rivers = 4th overrall selection, big upside.

They aren't exactly bums.

I'm saying in general that with the right coaching it doesn't take a top notch talent to be a successful NFL starter.

JK17
04-23-2007, 11:17 PM
Even having seen first hand what LT can do as a RB to boost a franchise, I still think you have to start with the QB. They are what make the offense go, and they are the ones who need to know what every player does on every single play. They're the face of the franchise and the heart and soul of the offense, so you need a great signal caller to start a great franchise, IMO.

Nightmares Win 6-0
04-23-2007, 11:23 PM
best player available...

steelersfan43
04-23-2007, 11:33 PM
best player available...


Someone has trouble reading...

Nightmares Win 6-0
04-23-2007, 11:35 PM
Someone has trouble reading...

reading is for nerds...

cardsalltheway
04-23-2007, 11:37 PM
LT had Brees = All-Pro and Rivers = 4th overrall selection, big upside.

They aren't exactly bums.

Brees wasn't close to all-pro as a Charger and Rivers wasn't anything spectacular last season. LT is one of the all-time greats and had an amazing season last year. That being said, I don't think a RB would be my choice because they're not very hard to find and don't last you very long, while QB talents are much harder to find and can last you 15 good years.

ElectricEye
04-24-2007, 12:25 AM
A quarterback needs things around him to succeed. A runningback does as well...but quite a bit less. I would pick a runningback.

Rob S
04-24-2007, 12:35 AM
If all positions are graded equal, it must be QB

awfullyquiet
04-24-2007, 12:59 AM
RB.
easily.
you need nine players minimum to make the passing game work.
you need only six for the running game.

running sets up the pass. you can get by with a mediocre qb and great RB's. 100 yards game in game out like it's a day at the office? can't beat that.

asmitty45
04-24-2007, 10:25 AM
If I were drafting from a college pool I think I would take a HB. Simply because that position is one that can make a pretty smooth transition. I would wait on a QB until i had a settled or reasonably settled oLine bcuz if you dont then David Carr happens.

If i were selecting from the crop of players now in the nfl it would be Champ Bailey. He cuts off half the field on defense and really provides a huge boost to any defense. If you put together a core of decent players on the offensive side of the ball, that can score 17-20 ppg, then bailey is a no brainer IMO.

NYmoney
04-24-2007, 10:26 AM
Has to be a QB. I'd take Manning first.

bsaza2358
04-24-2007, 10:27 AM
You take the best impact player available at a significant position. QB, RB, WR, LT, DE, or MLB. QB is first priority. If there are no franchise QB's, you go to BPA.

The Unseen
04-24-2007, 10:28 AM
Graded equally, QB.

Moses
04-24-2007, 10:29 AM
Quarterback, and it's a no-brainer. They touch the ball every offensive play virtually and are the most important player on your team. You cannot succeed in the NFL if you can't pass the ball.

bsaza2358
04-24-2007, 10:31 AM
QB is usually the face of the franchise, so you have to take a franchise signal caller if you can get one. However, I wouldn't reach for a QB #1 overall just because it's a hard and fast rule.

thule
04-24-2007, 10:34 AM
I think I would go LT. QB's can be found later in the draft. LT and CB's seem to have the highest flop rate out of the first round.

Moses
04-24-2007, 10:37 AM
I think I would go LT. QB's can be found later in the draft. LT and CB's seem to have the highest flop rate out of the first round.

I think linemen are way easier to find late in the draft than quarterbacks. Look at all the starting quarterbacks in the league, most are first or second round picks. There are a few exceptions, but there are a TON of late-round linemen who have great careers. Cornerbacks just seem to flop more often I believe because so many are drafted in the first round. The average over the past few years is something like 5 or 6 cornerbacks in the first round.

AdrianWilson12
04-24-2007, 10:50 AM
[QUOTE=awfullyquiet;336259]RB.
easily.
you need nine players minimum to make the passing game work.
you need only six for the running game.
[QUOTE]

Are you serious? What do you propose QBs, WRs, TEs and FBs do on running plays; just daydream and sunbathe?

Running is easier than passing, simply because it is less risky. Both require all 11 players to contribute in someway.

P-L
04-24-2007, 11:08 AM
I'd take the BPA at among these three positions: QB, LT, or DE.

terribletowel39
04-24-2007, 01:23 PM
RB.
easily.
you need nine players minimum to make the passing game work.
you need only six for the running game.

running sets up the pass. you can get by with a mediocre qb and great RB's. 100 yards game in game out like it's a day at the office? can't beat that.
so by your logic. to make a running game work you need the linemen and a RB. so five linemen, by your logic again, should be able to block all 11 defensive guys??

and it works both ways. passing sets up the run just as much as running sets up the pass.

terribletowel39
04-24-2007, 01:24 PM
Are you serious? What do you propose QBs, WRs, TEs and FBs do on running plays; just daydream and sunbathe?

Running is easier than passing, simply because it is less risky. Both require all 11 players to contribute in someway.
you beat me too it but yea i agree with you.

OSUGiants17
04-24-2007, 02:32 PM
QB b/c that is the main position on the football field, if u don't have a decent QB you most likley won't win games(example: Bills, Raiders, Lions, Browns, Dolphins ect.)
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Go_Eagles77
04-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Either QB or RB

draftguru151
04-24-2007, 04:13 PM
For the people saying RBs, how many playoffs games has LT won? And Barry Sanders? Having a good RB is a must, but building a team around a RB instead of a QB won't work.

It's QB, it's always been QB, it will always be QB.

gbpackers0065
04-24-2007, 04:15 PM
LT is definetly what you build around but in this years draft i would pick a player like calvin johnson

bored of education
04-24-2007, 04:19 PM
Sign in the off season vet QB, vet Guard, center, tight end, LBs, cbs, a wr
1st Round: LT
2nd Round: Linebacker
3rd round: RB
4th round: Safety
5th round: Linemen
6th round: DE
7th round: linemen

next year sign a d-end, vet rb, wr, more lbs and a safety

Shiver
04-24-2007, 04:23 PM
If I could get a perennial all-pro Left Tackle, I would take him every day.

PACKmanN
04-24-2007, 05:37 PM
build the foundation before you get your qb. Unless you want all ur qb to become like the browns qbs.

HoopsDemon12
04-24-2007, 05:59 PM
im really gonna have to say left tackle.... now i know you usually need a decent QB to win.... but how did carr do without protection? ya, get a LT then a QB the next year or so... give hima supporting cast then choose the QB that fits your team later

doingthisinsteadofwork
04-24-2007, 06:01 PM
I would take a LT.Then the next year Id take a QB.