College QB stock rises dramatically now Chiefs will not select him with top pick.
The Chiefs had quite a number of routes to take with the top pick in the NFL Draft.
Firstly they could select the best player in the draft, offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and have a player that can start for the next 15 years for the franchise and be an elite talent at the position.
The second option would be to go after a Quarterback, after the abysmal play from Matt Cassel which almost single-handedly got them into this position, the Chiefs knew they had to upgrade and Geno Smith was the Quarterback that was favourite to be that upgrade.
However it seems likely that the Chiefs will go with the first option, now that they have acquired Alex Smith off the San Francisco 49ers to be their starting Quarterback next season.
This now leaves the top QB prospect available to whole number of teams that need to address the position.
Oakland, Buffalo, New York Jets, Jacksonville, Arizona and Cleveland all need a better QB to represent their team, but with a severe drop off in talent after Smith, teams will now be sweating over how badly they want the West Virginia QB, and if they want to trade up to ensure they draft him.
Jacksonville can beat everyone to the punch and draft him second overall. Now Geno Smith is not good enough to be drafted that high, some even say he isn’t good enough to be taken in the first round at all (including myself).
When teams get desperate however, they will pull out all the stops to get their man, and there is likely to be movement on draft day from one of these teams.
The likeliest team seems to be New York, if they do trade Darrelle Revis to San Francisco, then they will have a lot of picks to use as trade bait to move up the draft board. This would create a lot of competition between Smith and current starter Mark Sanchez, who is walking a thin line already, and must dramatically improve on his 2012 season if he still wants to play for the Jets next season
I cannot see Jacksonville still having the number two pick when it comes to the draft, one team will go big to move up high enough to draft their franchise QB, and once again, that trade could have big ramifications in future years.