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Old 05-09-2007, 01:56 AM   #26
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Default Re: Dolphins reaction to Ted Ginn pick.

I don't think all those teams passed on Quinn because they didn't think he had the potential to be a very good NFL QB - its simply that they had other more pressing needs to spend a 1st round draft pick on.

I also don't really see how 'and the Browns have Charlie Frye' makes any sense when applied to another teams pick - since when did the Browns become the franchise on which other teams modelled their draft strategy?

A 1st round draft pick causes problems aswell as solves them - 1st round QB's do not sit in the 'back-up QB' slot happily for very long - they need some type of guarantee that they are the future.

If Dallas, St Louis or Minnesota had drafted Quinn ahead of other needs then they would have been pulling the rug out from underneath their current QB (most of which are young and not ready to be career back-ups).

You draft a QB in the first round you are basically giving the incumbent QB 1 years notice.

If any evidence is needed that drafting a QB high when its not an obvious need can cause a fuss look at the situation when Philly picked Kolb...and that was only a 2nd rounder.
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