I need you guys to go back and fill in the gaps of what I remember. There's so much I wish to say and I hope I could put it all down in a proper fashion. I recall Miami signing Long BEFORE the draft - or at least getting him to confirm a contract. They tried to do this with Matt Ryan and I believe that's why they didn't chose Ryan. So correct me and/or fill in the gap.
Next point, let's say that Miami does get the No. 1 pick next year. They will only pick Luck if they feel they could sign him. Of course, if the kid refuses their contract offer BEFORE draft day, they may 1) pick him for the best offer or 2) trade down for the best offer. Do you guys understand what I'm trying to say?
Just because we have the first pick is not a lock on having Luck for our QB. He could very well do what Elway did. I believe that's why we signed Jake Long - only because we could get him under contract.
I hope we land in the top 5 with picks. If we don't get Luck, we could get Jones or Baylor's QB. But one of those three WILL BE ours next Spring.