2010 NFL Draft: Vick A Better Fit For St. Louis Than Bradford

April 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fans and media alike ignore a crucial element when debating the level of success Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford will enjoy in the NFL:
Even if Bradford is a future Hall of Famer, he's the wrong person for the St. Louis Rams to select with the first pick in this year's draft.
For a quarterback, making the transition from college to the NFL is difficult enough. Making that transition while starting as a rookie on a team with no offensive weapons to ease your transition is simply too difficult for most quarterbacks.  For this reason, picking a quarterback in the top of the draft is a move that is almost always destined to fail.
For every Peyton Manning, there are a plethora of players such as Tim Couch or Jamarcus Russell.  When a team has holes all over the place, especially on the offensive line, upgrading at quarterback doesn't make the team a whole lot better.
The past two drafts provide direct evidence of the truth held by this philosophy.  In th...

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