Not to mention that if you look at the top DE’s and CB’s drafted in recent years. Several are now on other teams because their drafting team couldn’t afford or didn’t want to pay for their second contracts. QB’s and OT’s are the two positions that have the highest sticking power long term on a team. Meaning they get a second contract.
If I were a GM and I was drafting top 5 and I had equal QB, DT, OT, DE and DB options available to me then (based on needs) I rank them QB, OT, DT, DE and then DB. Because I have a much higher chance of resigning them if they’re a QB, DT or OT than I do if they are a DE or DB.
To clarify … what I am saying is that if BQ on draft day has Brown and Okudah having the same draft grade and that both are a need. He should take Brown because he has a higher chance of staying long term.
I think BQ will have trade down options and if he trades to pick #5 or #6 … I think he will have the opportunity to still take either Okudah or Brown possibly both. Hopefully he makes the trade.