Originally Posted by PGM
You do know we've actually WATCHED pretty much all of Geno's throws and not relied solely on "stats"? We think he's an NFL prospect because of his mobility, deep ball, accuracy, and work ethic.
Yes, I understand that. But simply comparing his stats to Matt Barkley is unfair. Look, I hope we take a QB with the #1 pick. I'm just not as convinced as most on here that Geno Smith is obviously the best QB in the draft. Maybe he is, may he isn't. Six months ago, everyone though Matt Barkley was the guy. And no, I am not suggesting we take Barkley.
I thought Tim Couch and Mark Sanchez would be very good NFL QB, shows you how much I know -- projecting from college to the NFL is damn tough -- so many variables effect whether a guy will develop into a franchise QB. This isn't baseball where it is possible to look at a guy's minor league OPS and have a fair amount of accuracy in predicting a guy's major league stats.
Dorsey and Reid are going to evaluate the shit of these guys, and if Geno is their man, I'm fine with it. If it's Barkley or Wilson, I'm fine with it. They have access to information about unobservables that I don't, and presumably a skill set in analyzing the observables that I lack.
But if you want to second guess those guys and be a miserable Chiefs fan if they don't decide on Geno Smith, go ahead.