Originally Posted by DeezNutz
Completely disagree. At this time last year, many weren't even projecting RGIII as a first-round pick. And you're greatly undervaluing Barkley and Smith.
They're not Luck-level prospects, but they're really, really good.
Barkley is a strong NFL prospect. But he's not an elite prospect you gush over to take him #1.
I really like Geno Smith. But he's not RGIII. I gushed over RGIII because I thought he could become a more giftedly athletic version of Ben Roethlisberger. Meaning... you don't have to have to be perfect to mentally run an NFL offense. You can use your legs to buy extra time. For Smith, you have to take a leap of faith that he can operate in a more traditional pro style offense. I believe he can, but that risk makes him anything but a consensus pick.
Don't get me wrong. Both are terrific top 10 prospects. But they're not the #1's you gush over.