I don't disagree at all, just some semantics. I think all would give us the same level of play as JB at the least, not so much an upgrade immediately. Also, JB did not throw interceptions and I see Love probably throwing down field in a risky fashion more than the others when it comes to taking care of the ball.
Since I think we would be getting the same level of play, but with upside to get better, I don't see an issue with taking any of the top 5 with our 13th pick, provided that the bottom 2, Fromm/Love have some of their concerns answered before draft day.
Just for fun, I’m staying a case for Jake Fromm.
Imo, Fromm is the most mentally tough, the best leader, the most accurate and the most battle tested from playing and winning in the SEC for 3 years.
He is 35-7 in his career starts. He is 9-0 against his rivals Florida, Tennessee and Georgia Tech. He is 3-1 against Auburn. His only losses were to Alabam, LSU, Auburn and overtime loss to South Carolina. Perennial powerhouses in the nation.
Jacob Eason could never get his starting position back from Fromm and Fields couldn’t take it away. Top recruits in the nation.
Renner of PFF said his highly efficient play is a direct result of his being one of the nations most precise passers . At the time of the article he was the nations highest graded QB by them.
Ballard and Reich said they valued mental toughness and accuracy. Fromm is number 1 in both categories. If they had said a live arm or something like that I never heard that from them.
Assuming you are thinking of trading up for a QB.
Probably the only two that I think would make sense and that would have some value to another team would be JB and Hooker. But then we are simply in a position of having to use another draft pick on a FS and then find another backup QB. Not sure there is a net gain there than just using the draft pick on finding Hookers replacement as the trade bait.
Do we have another FS on the roster that can take his place? Or sign somebody in FA? That's the only way it would be an advantage to trade him, IMO.