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The NFL draft can make or break teams http://www.steelersfootballauthentics.com/benny-snell-jr.-jersey-authentic , GM's willing to make a leap of faith with a monster trade might end up on the other end of the chopping block. But of course no risk, no reward.Every year NFL teams are tasked with balancing team needs and available draft pick and players they can use as trade chips. Making the right choices during the draft can turn a franchise completely around, a few drafts in a row can create dominant powerhouses for years to come. But making mistakes can cost you with years of shame and garbage begs , see Cleveland Browns.This mock draft is my opinion based on team needs Zach Gentry Jersey , on which direction each of the teams in the first round might head in this years draft. These players dominated their respective levels of play and now are looking to prove themselves they can make the leap to the next level and be a viable piece to a franchise looking to contend. The possibility of trades will not be included on this list. Was anyone expecting the final four quarterbacks in this year's season heading into the championship wekend to be Tom Brady, Blake Bortles, Nick Foles, and Case Keenum? Some are arguing this says much about the current state of affairs in the NFL L.J. Collier Jersey , but if Marcus Williams makes a tackle and Matt Ryan hits a throw, we're looking at Foles and Keenum being replaced with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. Add in Carson Wentz not getting hurt and no one would be complaining!As many of the league's other teams try to figure their own quarterback issues out, they should be wary of who they acquire and what a bad quarterback decision can mean going forward. In the same way that it takes five years to evaluate an NFL Draft class, a bad quarterback move can set a team back for years to come in most cases. Don't believe me? The Philadelphia Eagles have had so much talent since Donovan McNabb was traded after the 2009 season http://www.seahawksfootballauthentics.com/marquise-blair-jersey-authentic , but only three playoff berths - and this was the first season since 2008 they won a playoff game!Today, we'll look at some of the worst trades and free agent signings teams have had when trying to find a franchise quarterback. Draft day trades/trades that only featured picks and resulted in a quarterback who could arguably be on this list are ineligible (i.e. Robert Griffin III), as are players who signed a one-year deal and didn't work out (i.e. Robert Griffin III).