Re: Duron Harmon = Tavon Wilson Redux ?
posted at 4/27/2013 1:05 PM EDT
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
It's ridiculous that the Pats took Harmon, rather than take a risk on a QB of the future, like Barkley or Nassib. Had the Pats taken one of these two QBs at #91, rather than Harmon...who they probably could have gotten in round 7...I would have been extremely pleased with this draft haul. Harmon is the skunk in the woodpile...considering where he was picked...and who the Pats passed over to take him, when they did.
They have 1 QB they can't trade now why would they draft another? Barkley was a 4th Rounder and Nassib is still on the board. Wouldn't those both be a waste of a 3rd round pick?
RESPONSE: No, Joe. A team should never stop developing at the QB position. Tom Brady turns 36 this year. The Pats must begin to groom his replacement. Because Tom likely has a couple of good years left, the Pats can't depend on Ryan Mallett to be the guy. He'll be a RFA next year, and a UFA the following season. So...no matter how you slice it, the Pats are likely going to lose him before Brady's playing days are done.
Having a guy like Barkley as they #3 QB for this season, would have allowed them the opportunity to see if he is the next Drew Brees, or the next Brady Quinn. If he turns out to be another Brees...what a great transition it would be...from Brady to Barkley.
When Tom is done, and the Patriots have no one to take the reins...what then? A decade or more of futility? Finding Brady's replacement now is a must. The Pats missed a golden opportunity to check out one of two promising young QBs, in Barkley and/or Nassib. Doesn't this make far more sense than spending the 91st overall pick on a safety, that they likely could have tabbed in the 7th round?