Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
It's crazy to think that the Chiefs gave up the 34th selection for Alex Smith, when they could have held onto it and waited to see what QBs fall to that spot. At least 2 of Geno, Nassib and Barkley will be there at that pick for a fraction of the cost of Alex Smith. I bet the 49ers trade back from that spot and let the Cardinals or Jets jump up to get one of those QBs.
Eh - a bird in the hand....
Besides, as lackluster as Smith has been, the slight resurgence over the last two season (well, the 2011 and 1/2 of the 2012 season) gives me no confidence that any of those guys ends up better than Smith even in the long run (much less in their rookie or sophomore year).
The bottom line is that any team looking for a future top-10 NFL QB probably has lots of better places to look than the 2012 NFL draft. If it happens, it wouldn't be the first time zero good NFL quarterbacks came out of a draft class.