NFL Draft 2013: Geno Smith Remains Atop Most Mock Drafts from SB Nation
Though he isn't considered the slam-dunk prospects that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were last year, West Virigina quarterback Geno Smith is projected to go No. 1 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft according to several mock drafts. He is the the top pick according to Josh Harris at Rotoworld and SB Nation's own Matthew Fairburn, though both have some reservations.
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I know a lot of people are interested in the possibility of Alex Smith now that it appears San Francisco will make him available. I think Smith is a talented player, a good quarterback. He was playing great for the 49ers before his concussion, leading the league in completion percentage and near the top in quarterback rating. But I don't believe he's the answer for the Vikings.
San Francisco will not just give him away, either. Even if Smith might be a short-term upgrade over Ponder, it would not be worth the young talent and draft picks required to get him. It's time to think about finding your franchise QB for the long term, not a quick fix. And what's more, there are other teams that need a quarterback such as Smith more desperately than Minnesota: the Kansas City Chiefs or Jacksonville Jaguars, for example, would be willing to give up a lot more talent than the Vikings in a bidding war.
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Now that Bradshaw is on the market, the real question is where will he land? Bradshaw is still a young player with some tred left on his tires who can help a team as part of a multi-back system.
Samford hit its needs across the offensive skill positions as well, signing Muscle Shoals receiver Javian Ramson, Valrico, Fla., receiver Karel Hamilton and Cullman tight end Troy Forrest. The Bulldogs inked two quarterbacks in Nashville (Christ Presbyterian) all-state performer Albert Mitchell and Moorestown, N.J. athlete Drew Pederson.
Pederson missed most of his senior year with an injury and also played receiver and safety, but is expected to start out at quarterback for Samford. His father, Doug, is the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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When several personnel men were asked for their surprise Super Bowl team for next season, several said Kansas City. Yes, the Chiefs. But that was assuming the Chiefs get quarterback Alex Smith, which many in football assume they will do.
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After four years gambling on head coaches, the Kansas City Chiefs did the right thing hiring Andy Reid. The Chiefs need a proven winner and stability. Reid offers both.
Not only does he boast a track record of consistent winning, Reid has gotten the most from his quarterbacks. That's great news for a Chiefs teams with huge question marks at the position.
Reid's efficient West Coast-style passing game could make a success of Matt Cassel, or help a rookie quarterback make a fast start. Reid will revitalise a struggling offense and trust his coaches to run the defense.
Signee Profile: OL Kyle Chung from The Virginan-Pilot
The Hokies' latest signee has a father who made a name for himself at in Blacksburg many years ago. Kyle Chung, a tight end/offensive lineman from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is the son of Eugene Chung.
The older Chung had an All-American lineman for the Hokies from 1998-91 and was the 13th overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He had a six-year pro career and is now an assistant offensive line coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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The Raiders and the Chiefs could also use a running back. But the Raiders are currently over the salary cap and adding a running back right now might not be the smartest move. Kansas City's need is not pressing and getting Bradshaw might be more pricey than what it wants to spend on a player, who wouldn't be the primary back.
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Kansas City: Where will the Chiefs find their quarterback? Right now, it's the biggest storyline in the division. The Chiefs have options: pursue a veteran in free agency or via trade, or take a signal-caller in the draft, either with the No. 1 pick overall pick or after trading down. Right now, I'd lean toward the Chiefs trying to make it work with a veteran without taking too much of a risk. The best bets could be San Francisco's Alex Smith or Seattle's Matt Flynn. But this story is fluid.
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