Originally Posted by philfree
Bradford was drafted #1 under the old CBA and got like $50mil guaranteed. I think these guys are comparable but Geno has a little more arm and he's more athletic. There's no reason Geno Smith can't be drafted by the Chiefs. He should be the pick.
Eh, people are idiots.
Being a good prospect doesn't guarantee you're going to be a good NFL player - such is life. Bradford was a very good prospect; he was an elite
prospect before the shoulder injury worried people about his durability.
So if you take Bradford, remove the shoulder injury, increase his mobility and then give him the upside that if he fixes his footwork, his arm strength will be about 10% better, I'd say you're more than justified in taking the risk.
If this exact draft class were around in 2011, we'd never have the kind of conversations we're having right now. Luck/RGIII dicked this all up.
Geno Smith is easily the equal of many QBs that came before him and went #1 overall. He's a completely justifiable, sensible pick in a position of extreme need.
So naturally we'll take the 2nd best tackle prospect in the draft or a !@#$ing guard.