It seems that as we start to talk about the upcoming draft, I see that a few are blinded by the luxery picks of the upcoming draft, such as Blackmon, Jeffereys or some other players who will not impact the game as much as the defensive playmakers we absolutely need. If you need proof, there's no need to look further than our former coach's team, as well as the 49ers, and the Bengals.
It is true that the QB position may be the most important position in the game, but no QB is perfect, especially if your team has a rookie or an inconsistent QB under center. This is the case for the 49ers, Broncos, Bengals, and really many teams I have not mentioned. So how are these teams winning games when offensively, the Panthers have more weapons even without a true #2 WR or a consistent O-line? You need defense to give the QB better chance to change the outcome of the game, and Broncos do it with just 2 completed passes, something they could not do even with Lloyd in the lineup. Are these QBs better than Cam? Do they have better weapons offensively? Unless we have a long term answer at Oline (Kalil as BPA if he falls to us) there simply is no reason to go with another weapon on offense with the first pick.
I do have my own fantasy of having Blackmon and DJax line up in a spread, and have Cam Newton catch his own pass to the goalline but I simply have no logical explanation for that.
I would like to go over more in detail, but I'm sitting at Starbucks typing away while my tablet wont let me type after the jump. Let it be a lesson to us all that if you like Blackmon or have the urge to convert Cam to a RB, you can do it all in Madden, but there is no logical reason to draft someone who probably wont change the outcome of the game.