I personally think it was arguable whether he rated quite that high even taking aside the stenosis.
Personally until I get word that the stenosis really is a non-issue, he's not even going to appear in the 1st round in many if any of my mocks.
I'm going to go out on a very shakey limb here... I think the Jets shock the world and try their hand with another USC QB and draft Barkley in the first. Did I just hear a huge snap and am now fallng lol...
Tom Gamble from San Francisco is expected to take the Jets GM position.
That's a good hire. But if Jim Harbaugh rubbed off on him in any way, and/or if Gamble had any say in the choosing of Colin Kaepernick, then Gamble is more likely to make a play for Geno Smith than Matt Barkley. Harbaugh prizes quick feet and athleticism.
But then, Barkley has very quick feet and being able to make things happen on the move is an underrated aspect of his game.
They could just go for Mike Vick now that I think on it. Gamble was for a long time the director of pro personnel in San Fran and his team was generally active in the signing of veterans, especially some older veterans. Gamble recognizes the worth in veterans, even ones too old to be deemed attractive. In that way it wouldn't surprise me to see him go for Mike Vick.
I don't know that it will be necessary to move up for a Geno Smith. He'll fall.
I would love Eifert, but I think we could trade down eight spots and still get him no? That seems very high for Murray and Te'o as well. I like Te'o, but I don't think he's better than Willis who went #9. In fact, if I were a betting man, I'd say he makes it to #12. Isn't Murray more of a 2nd round prospect? A lot can change between now and the draft so he could move up, but that seems like a huge stretch right now.
Question for those more familiar with these prospects and also have a good pulse on what our pressing needs are ; are we better off taking an a TE like Eifert over a pass rusher Barkevious Mingo (in this mock, he slotted 2 picks lower)?
Last edited by ThrowDaTD; 01-04-2013 at 07:32 PM. Reason: Sorry, I didn't read the mock correctly.