Originally Posted by Robcards
You can have your cake and eat it too, though. If you draft Clowney and have another abyssmal season with a bad QB, you may get Jameis Winston next year. You act as if this is the last year that team can ever draft a QB.
If you're a general manager or head coach, the clock is ticking.
This is exactly what Steve Spagnolo tried to do in STL when he drafted Chris Long #2 overall instead of Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco. He probably thought he could wait and draft his franchise QB later, but when he finally did draft a QB, time had run out on him.
If he had taken Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco instead of Chris Long in 2008, Spagnolo might still have his job in St Louis.