Haven't we heard things like this about plenty of guys taken at the end of the 1st or in the 2nd or 3rd? Do you really think you know more than the team of scouts working for these organizations?
Didn't we hear stuff like this about Lamar? And Jalen Hurts? Russell Wilson? Meanwhile Brock Purdy was an afterthought in round 7 and is one of the last 4 QBs standing.
I'm not saying Levis or Richardson will be successes, but I trust the Ravens to take the right guy if they are in that position. They will certainly have options.
Do I think I know more than the many teams of scouts and their GM's who drafted a QB with a top pick because they desperately needed their franchise guy, only for them to flame out? No, I'm not saying that. Eeryone knows there's a lot more to a QB's success than just drafting the player anyway.
Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts were prolific, productive college QBs who consistently made great plays on the field. Is that type of player going to be available where they were drafted?
Wilson fell because of his height. He's the anti-Anthony Richardson.
Purdy is irrelevant to this discussion (see what I did there). Would I like the Ravens to draft a 7th round QB who could work with a Shannahan-quality playcaller who will maximize their potential and run a successful offense regardless of who's playing QB? Yeah! Great, sign me up!
I also trust the Ravens to take the right guy, which is why I don't believe it'll be Levis or Richardson. Not unless it's a situation like with Ridder or Willis last year where the player is hyped as a 1st rounder, but then falls to the point where it's a smart value to draft them.