I'm not even a Geno Smith fan, but if he's there at 9 then we better take him. He has a significantly better chance of panning out than any other QB in this class. I think there's a substantial drop from Smith down to Barkley, and another drop after that.
It's amazing the way that people can talk themselves into mid round QB prospects. Smith is the only QB coming out this year that even has a 25% chance of ever being a top 10 QB. He's also the only guy that would be good enough to start on opening day.