Monday, January 28, 2013
A second-round QB for K.C.?
By Tim Kavanagh
Following this past weekend's Senior Bowl, the prevailing consensus on the draftable QBs remains consistent from what it was before that event: there really doesn't seem to be anyone worthy of the Kansas City Chiefs' No. 1 overall selection.
Some prospects -- WVU's Geno Smith and USC's Matt Barkley, most notably -- did not participate in the Senior Bowl, but of the passers that were involved, only Arkansas' Tyler Wilson seemed to improve his stock in the opinion of ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson, while others like NC State's Mike Glennon and Oklahoma's Landry Jones didn't do themselves any favors.
Williamson believes that unless someone really sticks out for them between now and the opening night of the draft (we've still got the NFL scouting combine coming up), that No. 1 overall pick will be invested on a player at another position -- possibly a D-lineman or left tackle -- and the Chiefs can then use their second-rounder (No. 34 overall, since the Jaguars have the first pick of Round 2) on a QB prospect. Over the past two drafts, some fine QBs have been taken in the second round (Colin Kaepernick) and third round (Russell Wilson).