Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Bullshit he is.
He's not even universally regarded as the highest graded tackle in the draft.
Kiper came out and said it first, the parrotting masses started repeating him. Now the scouts and adults are in the room and suddenly Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson are building momentum. Guys like Floyd and Richardson are building momentum.
Joeckel is no more of a consensus 1.1 than Smith is. There is no consensus 'highest graded' player in the draft.
That's why you tell the highest graded player crap to **** itself and take the guy that can most positively impact your football team.
Geno Smith remains that guy.
Right. My point was Millner now likely takes his place among those standings. I'm going to have to put a disclaimer on alll my post that I'm all in on Geno #1, but with two months to go I'd like to discuss other possibilities that aren't my favorite and Millner or Floyd are #2. I'm thinking Floyd might be the guy because he adds to 1/2 of what you need to be an elite team with is a pass rush. I think Poe is going to excel in a 1 gap and we have 2 stud OLB's. Adding another excellent 1 gap D lineman could really make this a top shelf D. I also think there is enough depth to get a good CB in round 2 or 3 or pluck a guy from FA. Regardless, my point still stand that I think Millner will be a top most of the BPA boards you'll see coming out after the draft either from the TV talking heads or the online sites, but now it will be Geno and Millner projected to us and hopefully I don't have to see Joekel's name there again.