The Kansas City Chiefs need a QB like an Arrowhead Addict needs his football but recent expert mock drafts seem to indicate that the Chief will forego selecting a signal caller to instead take a defensive tackle that they don’t need or a left tackle that they don’t need.
But not this one.
Walter, over at Walter Football, thinks Andy Reid will go with West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
Reid eschewed all the top free-agent quarterbacks when he took over as the Eagles’ head coach, taking a mobile, Big East product with a good deep ball and upside instead. Well, Smith is a mobile, (former) Big East product with a good deep ball and upside. He fits perfectly into Reid’s offense.
ESPN and other outlets will tell you that Smith nor any other signal-caller is worth taking No. 1 overall, but that could easily change. Remember two years ago when ESPN was mocking Da’Quan Bowers and Nick Fairley to the Panthers? Well, Cam Newton ballooned to the top, as will some other quarterback this year. It could be Smith, Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley or Glennon. We’ll see. Four months is a long time. If this doesn’t happen, the Chiefs could always trade down.
I agree with Walt here. The draft is very far away. Heck, the 2012 season isn’t even over yet. There is still plenty of time for Smith or one of the other QB’s to rise to the top.
And draft history tells us that one of them almost certainly will.