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|Christian Ponder was the fourth quarterback off the board at No. 12 overall.|
I usually empathize with how difficult your job is in objectively covering an entire division when you have allegiances to one of the teams. And usually, you do as good a job as could be expected in this regard.
But this most recent post about the NFC Norris draft recap was blatant homerism. The "best move" was your hometown Vikes choosing the 4th QB in the draft 15+ picks before most mocks had him going? And your defense is that "when matters more than who?" So by that logic, who lines up behind center matters less than that he was picked in 2011.
Granted, their QB depth chart is abysmal, but when a hometown writer calls it the best pick in the division when most call it a reach, and history tells us a 1st round QB is a 50/50 grab bag, and many believe they'll still need to get a veteran QB to play this year? Sounds more like the hope of a fan, than remotely objective analysis. You mention that Spielman and Frazier's credibility will be tied to the Ponder pick... you've managed to do the same.