Originally Posted by Direckshun
Making the decision to draft Geno Smith means you probably have to ask yourself two questions.
Here's why my answer is an easy 'yes' - the guy you cited: Lane Johnson.
Is this really the most incredible LT class of all time? Or is it just that this is an entire class where there isn't much separation at the top?
Watching the combine, I thought Lane Johnson looked better than Joeckel and Fisher. That tells me that these tackles that are being talked up us as being so much better than Geno as pure players...really aren't all that. Warkmack's feet sucked balls, no chance in hell I'd take him over a QB; likewise with the other guard. I still like Star well enough, but certainly not enough to pass on a Matt Schaub level QB for him.
Does Werner have the athletic ability to be a great pass rusher? Is Richardson smart enough to find the stadium? Is Moore a tweener? Didn't Dion Jordan just have surgery? Are Milliner and Banks any better than Rhodes?
I can find you a wart on each one of those guys and arguments that are similar to the ones made against Geno.
I just watched Geno put forward an athletic display equal to the most athletic QBs the draft has produced in years. In the end, the arguments to be made against him juts don't sway me.
The position's too important. We've sucked too badly at it for too long and there are too many strengths in Geno for me to even contemplate passing on him at this point.