We haven't had a chance to really parse through all of Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli's words following the 2011 NFL draft so I'm doing a little catching up here. One of the things Pioli said after the draft on Saturday was really interesting: They want to draft a quarterback every year.
"Honestly this is something that we are hoping to get to, I have been hoping to get to," Pioli said (via KCChiefs.com). "A place where we can draft a quarterback every year and find quarterbacks to develop."
He said Ron Wolf, the former Green Bay Packers GM, had a similar philosophy regarding quarterbacks.
Let's think about this logically for a minute. Quarterback is the most important position on the field. No one is arguing that. In theory, the more draft picks you have, the more chances you have at finding good players. So the more draft picks you spend on a quarterback, the more chances you have to find a gem.
It makes a lot of sense. Obviously they're not looking for QB Matt Cassel's replacement every year but, if anyone knows the value of a late-round quarterback, it's Pioli. It's not just Tom Brady winning you three Super Bowls. It's a seventh round pick (Matt Cassel) turning into a second round pick.