Originally Posted by keg in kc
The entire league passed on Drew Brees, too. It happens. You can't ever tell what a guy is until games are played. Kind of like how we won't know whether Fisher over Joeckel over Johnson over Cooper over Warmack over Fluker was the right move for a few years. Because you can't actually win anything on draft day.
The league passed on Brees due to his height and his play in the Spread.
The league passed on Geno Smith because of his lack of leadership skills, lack of charisma and lack of maturity.
According to the league, those were reason enough to pass on him in the first round. That doesn't mean that he won't develop into an average to above average QB.