ORIGINAL: Brad H
maybe the 'right' quarterback in there at #5, #7, or #9...or we trade future picks, too....
a better call might be to trade cousins and see what mond has as a starter - if he's weak, we might be drafting early and a trade up is easier, if he does well, we might night trade up at all....
This draft is exceptionally weak for QBs. Not a good year to draft a QBOTF.
So find a way to live with Cousins for one more year (no extensions), Trade for Tyler Huntley or something and move on in 2023.
Last year was supposed to be a great year for quarterbacks. The guys with the best QB ratings at the end of the year ended up being Mac Jones and Davis Mills. Quarterback always has been, and always will be a crap shoot. Tom Brady was a 6th round pick. Ryan Leaf was the 2nd overall pick.
To me, Davis Mills looks like a decent player. Had zero talent around him and improved greatly down the stretch. Conversely, Trevor Lawrence looked terrible for a large part of the season. Justin Fields looked lost at times. Trey Lance barely played. Zach Wilson had some moments.
Quarterback is a fickle position. You can only evaluate film so much. Some guys have worldly talents. Other guys have incredible determination to become great. Much of their fate is in the hands of offensive linemen, the weapons around them and the coaches that call the plays.
If the Vikings need a quarterback, they should draft a quarterback.
I, too, don't take this narrative of "weak QB class" seriously
It all comes down to fit (first and foremost) and a team's situation... for example, some guys may be OK with starting day one in the NFL, others not so much... you have to do your homework and pick the right guy who fits your situation and your team/organization.
I think we should strongly consider a QB at #12 overall (I like Corral, but I just started looking into prospects, so I may change my mind on that)
If I had to pick a qb at 12 (like, absolutely HAD to pick one), I would probably go with Pickett from Pitt. I like Corral, but he just seems too small to take the NFL style beating he will be subjected to with the way he plays the position.
yes, that's the big worry..... however, I think he can adjust and become a star in the NFL.... with the proper coaching.