Even without Andrew Luck next years QB class is a lot more talented.
I know some of the Newton fans think that none of us "haters" want to take a QB because we're still holding out hope for Luck, but that's not the case(for me at least). If we don't end up with the #1 pick next season(odds are we won't) we'll still be able to get a better QB than any in this draft.
I keep hearing that "next year's class is SO MUCH BETTER. I don't know why. Out of all the QBs that could come out next year it is my opinion that NOBODY except of course Luck is a much better prospect than Ryan Mallett.
Mallett is rated by most people, what, around 4th in this year's class. and projected late first round or early second round.
Mallett out performed Barkley by a landslide in every major category (they were about even in completion percentage) this past season and did so against top flight competition in a pro style offense. He has a stronger arm, is more accurate, and both had 12 interceptions last year. I have seen plenty of games where Barkley made just as many bad decisions if not more than Mallett last season.
So how, if this year's #4 QB outperformed next years supposed #2 QB all season against top talent in a pro style offense, am I supposed to be convinced that next year's talent is better?? I'm not.
The only way that this year's class is suddenly deemed not as good as next year's is because Luck is a safer prospect than Cam or Gabbert. But that isn't enough to claim that he entire class is somehow superior to this year's class.
To me, unless we are picking Luck next year we are going to be in a position to have to make just as difficult a decision next year as we do this year about what QB to draft. The only difference is we would have wasted another year.