Originally Posted by Three7s
I keep telling people that BPA is curved with the QB position. If there's a Ray Lewis in the draft, but there's also a Troy Aikman, who do you take? Ray Lewis may be the better player, but Aikman provides far more to the team.
Same thing with Smith.
(not bashing Lewis btw, he's about as close as any ILB I've ever seen to sway my opinion on this)
Excellent post! This is how I feel about it as well. IIRC, Dorsey said in his first interview, and I watched it live, that he would take the BPA. I may over analyze a bit but, he did NOT say Best Athlete Available. There is a difference. Smith is not the best athlete avail but, I believe he is the best player avail in a position the team needs most. And with Reid's history of developing qb's?
How can one say Smith is not worthy of #1 but perhaps #7 or #12? With the new rookie contracts, I do not see the huge gamble as some would reference. We have our future LT already in the present. No position on the field would increase the chances of the Chiefs winning more than nailing it at QB.
Smith may fail, but I would rather try that then have a prospect at LT protecting someone else.....