Originally Posted by Halsey
The idea that teams have to choose between defense and having a franchise QB only exists in the mind of fans who aren't paying attention. Every one of the teams with top 5 defenses started first round QB's last year. The great 70's Steelers teams known for great defense started that decade by taking a QB #1 overall in 1970. Drafting a QB does not stop a team from building the rest of the roster up. Get that nonsense out of your head.
No, but its our most valuable pick and as far as I'm concerned our defense was worse than our offense. Yes we have a lot of picks, but as you get away from the first round quality drops.
That and Free Agency is an uphill battle this year for a few reasons:
1) A lot of targets were either resigned or franchise tagged.
2) We don't exactly have a lot to offer a big free agent since we were 0-16.
So that #1 pick needs to count. Curry is a safe pick. he helps us now, and hopefully he helps us for the next 10 years on defense.
BTW on the other side of this years Super Bowl was an old QB who was acquired through free agency, and was never drafted in any round. 1st round is not the only way to get a QB. There are long lists of successful non-1st round QBs.