Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
At this point, most NFL fans understand that a Franchise QB is necessary to win big in the league. The Chiefs must draft either Smith or Barkley but unlike RGIII and Luck in 2012, there are no safe bets 2013.
It wouldn't be a shock to have even more questions about the two, especially Barkley, after the Combines in February.
That's the thing that's so frustrating about this QB class. It's not a bad class at all. In fact, I think time will show it to be a very good one. But it's as uncertain a class as we've seen in awhile.
I think there will be 3 or 4 long-term NFL starters to come out of this class. I think you have 6 guys (off the top of my head) that for varying reasons could
be a successful NFL QB. Smith, Wilson, Barkley, Murray, Jones and Manuel could all stick. If Bray comes out, he's up there with the top of the class.
Those guys are all defensible 1st or 2nd day picks, IMO. And 1/2 of them will succeed.
But I'd be lying if I swore I knew which half. Smith seems to be the best bet, but he's not Luck. He's probably not Griffin. He's a lottery ticket. We'd be insane not to take him, but there's probably a fair chance that 2 or 3 teams drafting QBs after us get guys that have a better NFL career.
It's a scout's draft all the way.
And if that doesn't terrify some of you, it should. The present scouting department (Pioli and his merry band of sycophants) is truly crap.