"Looking at it with 20-20 hindsight, they absolutely made the right move. It’s two thumbs up, and it is an easy answer, really,’’ said draft analyst Mike Detillier of M&D Draft Report. "You are not going to touch a quarterback of Locker’s ilk at 20 this year, it’s just not going to happen.
"Last year there was a great debate because of the opportunity to pick a standout defensive lineman. And Nick Fairley may turn out to be a great player. But I know one thing: I can find a defensive lineman in Fairley’s zip code in this year’s draft at 20 a lot quicker than I can find a quarterback as talented as Locker."