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Ok, QB play is the big difference this year. Lets talk QB 1st round prospects

I want to go on record and say that at this 0-4 juncture that the importance of Peyton Manning to this team is no longer debatable. So I thought I'd throw this out there, that personally I prefer Robert Griffin (Baylor) as a QB prospect to be drafted in the 1st round this year, if we don't get Andrew Luck.

I simply would rather hope Manning has 3-4 more years in him than draft Landry Jones or Matt Barkley, who I see as downside-to-upside range type QBs as somewhere from Alex Smith to Mark Sanchez to Sam Bradford to Carson Palmer.  I really dont see us getting anyone better than a Carson Palmer with Jones or Barkley.  I think Luck could be the next Rodgers or Elway, and those are the generally closest comparisons I can see to his upside (and yes this is no lock).

Robert Griffin on the other hand, seems legit to me. This guy is 6'2", runs a 4.40 at worst, is currently leading the NCAA in passer rating and passing TDs while completing 82% of his passes, and just seems level-headed.  For some reason I just see him as a Newton (smaller, faster), or Vick with a sound delivery and much more accurate coming out of college -- not as a Vince Young or Tim Tebow type dual-threat QB, both of whom had just enough in the skill set to dominate in college but are definitely not elite skill set NFL QBs.

Sure I'd rather have a Manning than a Vick -- a Luck type prospect than a Griffin type prospect. But my point is that I'd take either way ahead of a Alex Smith to Carson Palmer type, which is what I see in Jones and Barkley.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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