Originally Posted by tooge
Yeah, I think it's interesting to see the scouts takes on some of the QB's that have been successful other than RG3 and Luck over the past 10 years. They all have major questions, and here people are picking apart Geno Smith, who's scouting reports are for the most part, very positive.
I think it certainly has to be at least in part because of a sliding scale after RG3 and Luck. Which is ironic, because he most likely would have been the third QB off the board in last year's class, going in Tannehill's spot (if not higher - and I mean if Geno was coming out as a senior with that group of players). But this year? Oh, no way, he's not worth a high pick.
In any other draft any other year, his name's in the discussion for the #1. Just not this year. In a class with no clear star at any position.
I also think, however, that there's another factor: we have the #1 pick. And as everyone knows, we haven't drafted a quarterback since Moses parted the red sea. So I think there's a well-deserved assumption that we won't take one now. And I think a certain vocal segment of the fanbase is gunshy about doing it as well. Maybe they've been conditioned to think that way, always go for the 'safe' pick, or maybe they just don't believe it will ever happen, either.