Not a great offseason to be in need of a quarterback, which is why you witnessed a short list of trades a few weeks ago. The draft leaves more questions unanswered than answered with the available quarterbacks, which is why so many people have so many opinions about where Geno Smith might go tonight. Or tomorrow. I’m know I’m planning two wholly different stories.
Generally speaking, he’s viewed as the best quarterback and perhaps worthy of a top 10 pick. But he’s also seen as overvalued that high and thus available to a team with a high pick, and a need, though later in the draft if that team might trade down several spots. My ears being open this week, that’s the outcome I anticipate. Either that or someone jumping up out of the early part of the second round. I don’t pretend to know anything, though.
And no matter how it breaks, the rest of the quarterbacks are more or less tethered to Geno.
It’s like that, and already I notice something new and … fun? … about this year’s draft. Obsessed with making this a made-for-TV occasion, the league has pleaded with the media to not tweet out picks before they’re made.
That’s led to a rather dry time before tonight’s draft. Not a lot of whispers out there right now and you have to wonder how much reporting goes on during the draft, what with the requested prohibition in place for the two companies televising the event.
None of that, though, can stop Geno Smith from advocating on behalf of his brothers in arm.