Been away for a bit but lurking. I was going to post about the combine but the site stored my last typed up post on my phone. It actually seems a little more appropriate since new info has come to light.
OK I'm on record as saying we need to pay Kirk and build around him. He is the best qb for this team. Sure he's prone to throwing the back breaking pick, but he's also prone to those magical runs where he can carve up any defense in front of him. You telling me that Kirk with a strong running game and defense can't make a run? You're outta your mind!
I don't think that money is an issue since the cap is projected to jump next year and the year after next. See what Jameis, Carr, and Mariota sign for when they come up for their deals.
However, since this is the draft thread and I dont want it to turn into another runaway freght train Kirk thread, this is all theoretical and what I imagine some kind of contingency plan that the Skins have to at least be thinking about would go:
Say Kirk knows that Kyle wants him and is determined see what San Francisco will offer him and basically tells the Skins they will have to overpay to keep him. He tells them he wants 27 mil per and 70 guaranteed or he walks, and not only that but he makes it clear that if he is not signed to a long term deal then he will play out the franchise tag and then walk. If that happens I think you have to explore all options.
If the trade offered was the #2 pick, a second next year, and this and next year's 3s as was previously mentioned in this thread, that is a pretty ridiculous haul and gives us 3 1s, 3 2s, and 4 3s over the next two years(personally I don't think we get that much for him. Maybe a 2 this year and a 1 and 3 next year).
I'd do one of two things:
1. Move up to #1 and draft Rosen next year. With the extra picks from the Cousins trade, we could afford to move up and still have enough picks to build around him.
2. Draft a Patrick Mahomes/Davis Webb in the 2nd-3rd round range this year and then draft another qb in the same range next year. Let those guys sit and learn while McC builds a team around them and then let them compete for the starting job.
I am intrigued by Webb. He has a better arm than Cousins. He also seems to excel at throwing the short stuff and setting his playmakers up for yac. I think he could be decent given a year or two to learn. In that time McC would have a better team around him so that the team can carry the qb, rather than the other way around.
Those are just my opinions on gim. I watched the Stanford cut up on draft breakdown to form my opinions. I am not a scout so I'm definitely wrong, but that's just, like, my opinion man.
I like Mahomes because of the baseball background. He just screams Matt Stafford gunslinger to me.
Anyways, that post ran really long, so thanks if you stayed til the end. My point is that Cousins should be plan a, but we have to be ready for plan b and beyond. I can't speak for others, but that doesn't mean I want him gone.
And now to my new post. OJ Howard ran a 4.51. Mancrush. Engage.