Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Completely tangential point arising from my argument against 2 high picks on QBs - if Matt Barkley fell to the 2nd, I'd take him there even if we took Geno at 1.
I know it's half crazy, but if Barkley really did have a shoulder injury in 2012 that sapped him of the authority on his throws, you could give him some rest as Geno's backup and get one hell of a quarterback for your efforts. At worst he nets you a first rounder or a nice young roster player.
By the end of the 2011 season, he was a lock as a top 10 pick and his arm looked solid. I do think there may be some truth to the idea that his arm was hurting him in 2012.
That said, I can't see any way that Jax lets him get by them at 2.1.
Wow. I don't disagree with you or anything, but why spend a high first and second on Geno and Barkley and not a high first on Geno and a high 3rd/4th on Foles?