Most QBs really do need time to develop. It's not that they have to sit on the sideline for 3 years - but the rookie-savior QB plan is an even lower-odds approach then just the draft in general. Instead of a top-ten flameout, I'd like to see the Jets take a late 1st or early 2nd player and give him a year on the bench to really learn the modern NFL position.
And then get some coaches who have a clue about how to develop a QB, not the execrable Cavanawful under whom Sanchez has regressed.
If Barkley or Geno Smith fall out of the Top 5, you have to wonder if we'd take a shot on one of them.
Barkley scares me just for the simple fact that SC QB's have been terrible at the next level.
I've said that Geno Smith reminds me a lot of Matt Hasselbeck. He's not RGIII, but I think he could be a Top 15 QB in the league a year or two down the road.
I don't get why people are down on Geno Smith. He has all the physical tools and by all accounts is a bright kid who is a tireless worker. I think he'll be a franchise QB for someone. Do the Jets want to be that team? We'll see. Kiper may be down on this QB class, but he was once down on Aaron Rodgers leading up to the draft too...
Bray is going to need quite a bit of molding, and I have no faith in Cavanaugh's ability to do that.
Cavanaugh should be gone next year. He's a terrible QB coach.
Bray is the only QB I'd be ok drafting. A) He's got the most potential B) He could be available as late as the 3rd. I doubt Sanchez is going anywhere, so he could back up Sanchez and take over in 2014 or even compete next year for the job.
That is if the Jets have decided to move on from Sanchez