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Any way to get both Luck AND Blackmon in the draft? The only way obviously is if we traded Manning and got back say Washington's 1st round pick.

I just would love to see us do this since Dalton and AJ Green are having success in Cincy and this would be a better version of that.

If Manning comes back completely healthy though, I would much rather trade out of the top pick, and then draft Blackmon, and then get an extra 2nd and 1st next year and maybe a player or two.

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There's no proof that this would end up a better version of Green/Dalton. What they do in college is an indicator of nothing. They may not work well together, and Luck certainly won't do well in this system, unless we shifted to a run-first offense. We don't have Cincinnati's coaching, playbook, defensive personnel, system, schedule, etc, so there are no guarantees.

Why must we look to the shallow past and assume that a college player (or two) will set us up the way it has worked - on exceedingly rare occasions, mind you - for a couple of other teams?

College can show us the conditions under which a player succeeded, but it tells us nothing about how well they will translate.

Dalton and Green will also come back down to earth, gradually, now that more and more film is becoming available at the NFL level.

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There's no proof that this would end up a better version of Green/Dalton. What they do in college is an indicator of nothing. They may not work well together, and Luck certainly won't do well in this system, unless we shifted to a run-first offense. We don't have Cincinnati's coaching, playbook, defensive personnel, system, schedule, etc, so there are no guarantees.

Why must we look to the shallow past and assume that a college player (or two) will set us up the way it has worked - on exceedingly rare occasions, mind you - for a couple of other teams?

College can show us the conditions under which a player succeeded, but it tells us nothing about how well they will translate.

Dalton and Green will also come back down to earth, gradually, now that more and more film is becoming available at the NFL level.

The thought of it just sounds cool. Luck to Blackmon. Will never happen though.....

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