In my opinion, the real draft debate is between picking need vs BPA, which to me is Cam Newton or Patrick Peterson respectively. Some other people may think Gabbert, Bowers, Fairley, Green, Quinn or Dareus can either be the number one need and/or BPA pick. I can respect that. But the more I think about it, the more one particular phrase comes to mind..."once every ten years type of player" Is that more applicable to Cam or PP7?
Everyone says that in the south, you need a franchise QB to compete with Ryan, Brees, and Freeman. Of course I agree, because they are correct. However, when we say once in a decade player about Cam, we are talking about physical skill and ability, and what he can become. With PP7, I believe those same terms can be used, but he's ready now. One reason I say this is because I'm looking at who the top receivers are in our division as well. I think PP7 can cover Colston, Roddy White, and Tampa's receivers. I also think a new defensive scheme and better running game will make things harder for opposing QBs. I guess in my opinion, the Cam vs. PP7 argument is similar to a Big Ben vs. Polumalu argument. Cam can be much better than Ben, and PP7 can be the best DB since Deion, but there are no guarantees.
As for the other guys I mentioned above, I just don't think any of them are the BPA or fill the most immediate need. Additionally, DTs rarely have an impact in their first 2 or 3 years. Suh is the DT version of once in a decade. Peppers was that for the DE position.
All I'm really saying is that while you guys argue with each other about who to pick at number one, I'm having that argument with myself...and I'm losing. I think.