Just don’t expect Holmgren to select one in the first two rounds. Holmgren never has drafted a quarterback that early before, and he doesn’t plan to this year.
“This year it would be pretty hard to use the second [round] pick to get a
quarterback. It would be pretty hard for me,” Holmgren said to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “Next year might be easier. . . . But I’d have to have another
second-round pick [to take a quarterback in the second round].”
Holmgren seems likely to have a chance to take Jimmy Clausen with the seventh overall pick. But that’s not going to happen either.
“I wish I liked [Clausen] more,” Holmgren said. “You know how you have a type of
player that you like? It’s not scientific. People like him a lot. He’ll
go high. But it would be hard for me [to take him].”
Wow. Unless that’s a serious misdirection play, Holmgren’s candor shows why he wanted to invest so much in veteran quarterbacks this offseason.