Yet both will go top 10 because QB's always go higher than their rankings dictate
Why? Did you watch the Colts tonight? The Colts were the worst team in the league last year and with one pick they are already light years ahead of this franchise. That is how important the QB position is in this league. I applauded the Redskins for their bold move for RGIII because until you have a franchise QB you are seriously wasting everybody's time as a franchise.
If you draft and miss then you keep drafting one until you get it right
Luck is light years ahead of any QB to enter the NFL draft in over a decade.
You're more likely to draft the next Ponder/Gabbert than Luck/RGIII in this draft.
2013 NFL Draft (1.0)
Draft is based on my big board, and current league standings.
I was dying to write a mock draft sooner or later - and figure this a good opportunity to do so.
1. Kansas City Chiefs - Matt Barkley (QB) - USC
The Chiefs are a complete mess. Matt Cassel is not a franchise QB. They need to clean house and start over. The first step is finding a franchise QB. IDC that previous USC QB's have not "succeeded" in the NFL. Barkley is the real deal. I have closely watched every game of his career and this kid has it all. He is extremely accurate, intelligent, has a strong enough arm to make all the NFL throws, and is a natural leader.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Geno Smith (QB) - West Virginia
Smith has struggled since his monster performance with 7TD passes. He has played poorly against defenses outside his conference. But there is no denying his elite skill and potential. Even if he has to sit on the bench for a year, the Jaguars can continue to play Gabbert and see if there is anything
there. Smith is a better option as a franchise QB, and if Gabbert plays decent, they can always trade him for a draft pick.
3. Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones (OLB) - Georgia:
The Browns are headed in the right direction. I like Weeden. I like the improvements on defense, but they still need to improve the pass rush and OLB position. Can have a similar role to what Von Miller has in Denver.
4. Carolina Panthers - Star Lotulelei (DT) - Utah
Might be the best player in the nation. Massive, disruptive, play making force. The Panthers cannot stop the run for the life of them.
5. St. Louis Rams - Luke Joeckel (OT) - Texas AM
Bradford has improved his play this season, and started to live up to his high draft pick. However his blindside protection continues to be weak.
6. Tennessee Titans: Manti Te'o (LB) - ND
The Titans have found a future franchise QB in Locker. Now they need a leader for their defense. The defense is a mess against the run and pass. They need a passionate leader who can help on both fronts. Te'o is the real deal. I love this guy. His passion, work ethic, and play reminds me of Ray Lewis.
7. Philadelphia Eagles - Chance Warmack (OG) - Alabama
I don't need to explain this pick...
8. Dallas Cowboys - Taylor Lewman (OT) - Michigan
Offensive line play has been horrendous for the Cowboys. They cannot protect Romo nor can they open up holes in the running game. Improvements need to come as soon as possible.
9. Cincinnati Bengals - Domontre Moore (DE) - Texas AM
Moore is a speedster. He is a lighter defensive end with speed but will be great on the blindside of a 4-3 defense. I have to note - I absolutely LOVE how the Bengals have built their franchise the past few years. It is admirable.
10. St. Louis Rams - Robert Woods (WR) - USC
Many people are giving the Rams other WRs. People are going to argue with me about this pick. However Robert Woods brings absolutely everything to the table. There is really nothing he cannot do. And what I like MOST about him is his route running. He is the best route running in college football, and reminds me of Reggie Wayne. Robert Woods and Bradford can make sweet music together in the years to come.
11. Buffalo Bills - Tyler Wilson (QB) - Arkansas
It is about time the Buffalo Bills address their massive need at franchise QB. Wilson is the real deal. I'm a big fan. He has played well this season. He has a rifle for an arm. He has the size and leadership. He has all the things we want in a franchise QB. I really hope and pray the Bills take a QB this draft. Other options are: Tyler Bray - Tennessee and Aaron Murray - Georgia.
Kipers Big Board is very solid but as we all know, QB's are always drafted higher than their ratings.
So sick of this song and dance every year this time.
We are told there are no good QBs available and that this year is the weakest QB class.
Then later on a bunch of guys come out of no where and are drafted and many succeed.
We were told early on that Newton and RGIII were not legit options for whatever reason and look they are awesome.
JUST GET THE ****ING QB ALREADY BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Night Train (11-09-2012)
DB What is wrong with Tyler Wilson? To me in the few games I have seen him play he seems to be a better prospect than Locker or Ponder.
Once these guys get off the football field and start doing drills, their ratings will shoot them back up Kiper's board.
There isn't anybody near the caliber of Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in this class - but the Bills HAVE to take a chance on somebody.
Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson... I don't care... draft a QB in round one.
Heck, draft one late in the draft too.
2013 "My Should Have" Draft
Posted During the 2013 Draft
1 - (16): Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
2 - (41): Robert Woods, WR, USC
2 - (46): Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
3 - (78): Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
4 - (105): Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama
5 - (143): Brandon Jenkins, LB, Florida State
6 - (177): Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
7 - (222): Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
2013 Buddy Nix Draft
1 - (16): E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
2 - (41): Robert Woods, WR, USC
2 - (46): Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
3 - (78): Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
4 - (105): Duke Williams, FS, Nevada
5 - (143): Jonathan Meeks, SS, Clemson
6 - (177): Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
7 - (222): Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas
If Gailey is here, he'll keep him inactive and play Fitz with a broken arm.