Survivor I - Matt Hasselbeck Commentary
NOTE: this draft was completed on 7/24
Positives - As the 11th QB selected in this draft, I felt that I had found decent value selecting my first QB in the 8th round. After an abysmal fantasy start in 2005, Hasselbeck finished the year strong with three touchdowns in 4 of his last 7 games. The lost of Robinson to the local AA chapter will be more than covered by the addition of Joe Jurevicius and Jerome Pathon. Playing the Rams, 49ers, and Cardinals twice each year lends itself to some nice matchups liberally sprinkled throughout the season.
Negatives - Iím hard pressed to find any negatives about Hasselbeck given where he was selected in this draft. Now that the Alexander situation has been temporarily sorted out, paint a downside scenario has become very difficult.
Draft Strategy - Hasselbeck was the last QB in a tier of proven performers and seemed like a table pounding buy at 8.10. After surveying the teams behind me, I didnít think he would make it back to me. I really wanted Moss or Stokley to solidify my WR corps with another explosive option, but felt one would be there at 9.3. As it turned out, strategically Hasselbeck was my worst pick of the draft and a classic case of being tempting by low hanging fruit and veering from a solid plan.