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Darnold part of the draft day strategy


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10 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

We've given the Packers a load of sh-t for taking Jordan Love when they could have taken someone to help Aaron Rodgers.

Now we're suggesting the Panthers do the same thing? 🙄

In this scenario, who would be our Aaron Rodgers, the draft pick or the so-far-bust Sam Darnold?

🙈

Given up a second rounder next year who could have helped the draft pick.... 😉

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On 4/6/2021 at 6:33 AM, JawnyBlaze said:

I think it’s entirely possible that in addition to hedging our bets with Darnold in case a top four QB doesn’t drop to us, it could also have been a strategy to make teams behind us think we’re not going to draft a QB and therefore have no reason to trade ahead of us. Fitterer’s comment about changing nothing on our board might be next level gamesmanship, causing teams behind us to think that if that’s what Fitterer is saying publicly then his real plan is not to get a QB, making it more likely a QB falls to us. 
 

if that’s the case, then it was a cheap price to pay to increase the likelihood our guy falls to us. If not, it was a cheap price to pay to take a chance on a guy that’s never been put in a situation to succeed and then surround him with talent. 

Either that or someone wanting to trade with us allowing us to add additional picks....it is a CHESS GAME!

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12 hours ago, ForJimmy said:

Because they had a proven, HoF, still playing at an elite level QB? Darnold is a project and far from a sure thing, doubling up just increases our chances of having our next franchise QB especially if a talent like Fields falls to us. It’s really not the same thing at all... The Packers were just in the NFC championship game and still have a window to win it all. We are rebuilding so finding a young QB is possibly the most important part of this rebuild.

Then why not help him out by taking, say, a left tackle?

(especially given that you don't currently have one)

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2 hours ago, kass said:

In this scenario, who would be our Aaron Rodgers, the draft pick or the so-far-bust Sam Darnold?

🙈

Given up a second rounder next year who could have helped the draft pick.... 😉

Think of it this way...

Would you prefer to have a starting quarterback and a starting left tackle or a starting quarterback, a backup quarterback and no left tackle?

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Just now, Mr. Scot said:

Then why not help him out by taking, say, a left tackle?

(especially given that you don't currently have one)

I think we can get one in round 2. If Fields is gone (which he probably will be) then I’m all for Sewell, Slater, or Lance (depending on how they view him).

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Just now, ForJimmy said:

I think we can get one in round 2. If Fields is gone (which he probably will be) then I’m all for Sewell, Slater, or Lance (depending on how they view him).

Like we did just two years ago?

How many times in the past has this team thought they could get a left tackle in a later round?

 

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Like we did just two years ago?

How many times in the past has this team thought they could get a left tackle in a later round?

 

The only way I am not going LT with the 8th pick is if Kyle Pitts is sitting there waiting to hear his name

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Like we did just two years ago?

How many times in the past has this team thought they could get a left tackle in a later round?

 

Better chance this year with the depth of this class. Every pick is a gamble. If they think Lance can become Mahomes, then you gotta take him at 8.

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12 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

We've given the Packers a load of sh-t for taking Jordan Love when they could have taken someone to help Aaron Rodgers.

Now we're suggesting the Panthers do the same thing? 🙄

We got Aaron Rodgers?

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Just now, Mr. Scot said:

Like we did just two years ago?

How many times in the past has this team thought they could get a left tackle in a later round?

 

This draft is suppose to be deep at LT. We also had different people drafting players in the past. Can’t hold Fitts/Rhule accountable for Hurney’s mistakes. Your option is assuming Darnold is a capable starting QB in this league. He might be or he might not be. Darnold is our backup plan in case the draft goes QB crazy which is probably will. It also prevents us from having to compete in a bidding war to move up. Im just saying, only IF our guy falls to 8, we draft him. Let Darnold and him battle it out. Having two talented QBs wouldn’t be a bad thing. Darnold might even start until the rookie is ready. I think Fields is a blue chip QB that would be too good of a prospect to pass on compared to Darnold. Hopefully we will never draft this high again for a while...

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1 minute ago, Pup McBarky said:

Better chance this year with the depth of this class. Every pick is a gamble. If they think Lance can become Mahomes, then you gotta take him at 8.

Heard that before too.

Each time we have a chance at finally solidifying our offensive line, we find an excuse not to. Then we wonder why we are where we are.

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12 minutes ago, ForJimmy said:

I think we can get one in round 2. If Fields is gone (which he probably will be) then I’m all for Sewell, Slater, or Lance (depending on how they view him).

You think.  But we definitely without any reasonable doubt select a LT at 8.  Why continue to kick the can down the road?

 

And we aint drafting Lance at 8

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1 minute ago, Mr. Scot said:

Heard that before too.

Each time we have a chance at finally solidifying our offensive line, we find an excuse not to. Then we wonder why we are where we are.

Again, as @ForJimmysaid, you can't judge Fitz/Rhule by mistakes of the past. It's a deep class at OT. We could get a solid starter in round 2. 

Personally, I'd prefer to trade 8 back and pick up an extra pick or two, draft Darrisaw later in the first and pick a stud OG or C along with a CB in the 2nd and 3rd. And yes, I'd pass on Lance. But that's me.

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