I know the focus is on Tampa, Homefield, and the playoffs. But sitting here watching all these bowl games really has me thinking about the coming draft as well. And how and where we should look to improve in certain areas.
Now surprisingly, I'm thinking about Quarterbacks. Some of it is just media hype based around the Tebow's and McCoy's, but honestly, this really is a very QB rich draft. Mark Brunnell is going to turn 68 this coming year, and although I like Brunnell, and trust his ability to run the offense in short spurts, 70-something is pushing it.
Look at all these kids; Jimmy Clausen, Sam Bradford, Jevan Snead, Colt McCoy, Dan LeFevour, Tim Hiller...
And that's just the start of it.
Drew Brees is in his prime, I know, and at worst I think he has 4 years left. That's a pretty long understudy period. But it would probably be the most fruitful learning curve one of these kids could hope for. And hopefully, when all is said and done, we'll have a plug and play superstar when the time comes.
I realize we're going to be looking to improve a ton of positions in this draft. Mainly at OLB and DE. But some of these guys, Sam Bradford, for instance, are going to fall to late 1st round-early 2nd round status because of the depth this year. Under normal circumstance they would be top 15.
This has been a stressful year so far. A wonderful year, but if you're anything like me your blood pressure is way up every Sunday. Just thinking about the playoffs makes my chest hurt.
Humor me with some meaningless banter.