Originally Posted by Finsfan79
Mueller has never taken a QB before the 3rd round so it shall be interesting. I wonder which will fall into the 3rd round.
Completely false. Mueller drafted Rick Mirer with the 2nd overall pick back when he was with Seattle. Of course we all know how Mirer turned out but we know Mueller isn't afraid to take a gamble a 1st round QB. Mueller did not have the final decision back then but he was very high in the Seattle FO and had alot of input on draft day because of his eye for talent.
I get kind sick of hearing Mueller pigeonholed with these theories (likes speedy WRs, doesn't draft QBs early) and things of that nature. You guys should really go back and take a look at Mueller draft history. If it says anything, it's that Mueller really doesn't lean towards one direction. He generally takes who he feels are the best talents on the board. In fact if you look back and had to pick the position he leans to most, it was have to be offensive line.
EDIT: side note, he never really had a need for a 1st round QB. After the Rick Mirer mistake in Seattle, they got Warren Moon and Jon Kitna who were both more then capable back then. In New Orleans, he had Aaron Brooks (back in his prime during the couple of years where he took the league by storm for awhile), plus talented backups in Marc Bulger and Jake Delhomme. He's never had a QB situation as bad as we have mostly because he has always done a good job of building up his QB talent pool with later picks. I'm sure once we get a guy we can trust and build around, he will do the same with us by drafting later round picks so that we have guys that can step up incase anything happens. Right now that is not the situation tho.