Berman: OK, the first round is complete. Your thoughts?
Kiper: Well, aside from the Rodgers pick, pretty much to form. I believe Rodgers would've been there in the second round coming back, but Damag must not have wanted the stats-heavy resumes of Marino, Fouts, or Brees. Clearly, he wanted someone with a ring as his bell-cow.
Mort: Brees has a ring. And has had a longer career
Kiper: Yeah, but he's..... SHORT. And Brees could not have succeeded in any other generation. He's a pocket passer who is only 5'11". Forget the press guide, this guy is SHORT.
Berman: What about JTP at the turn taking Fouts?
Kiper: Tough to say. He wouldn't have been available coming back in the 3rd or 4th. But he already had Marino, so he filled his quota for quarterbacks with millions of yards and no rings. A Marino/Bradshaw or Marino/Staubach or, even better, a Marino/Graham combination might have served him better. Now, EVERYONE on the board has more rings than he does, and he's picked twice. He might be able to argue for statistical bulk, but he's dead if they're comparing rings.