The big thing for me is this......look at the Minnesota Vikings over the last 10 years. They have been all about Adrian Peterson. AP leaves. They have thier best season in a long time, not only without him, but also without his replacement.
RB is just not that important to being successful because there are just so many talented guys who can produce at that spot readily available. You see guys come in off the street and produce every year. Its more about your schemes and offensive line play.
And then you factor in the recent miss on Carson Wentz. I dont think the owner is happy to see Wentz in the MVP conversation while they are starting Kizer, who has already been scrapped for a pick. He has the ultimate say in this. Irsay actually decided we were gonna draft Andrew Luck before he knew who the GM was, and its no different anywhere else. Owners ultimately decide. So if he likes one of these kids, he absolutely can make the pick himself. Anything they do will be moot until they find that QB. He is gonna want his front office to find that guy this year.
As far as this class.....I agree there isnt anyone who seems to be a Peyton Manning or an Andrew Luck. But there are like 3 different versions of Alex Smith. I dont necessarily think they have to be that good to warrant the pick because its just so important
I think there is a much better chance they just draft the #1 QB, and maybe Barkley falls to 4? Or they can just draft one in the second round. There are a lot of good backs available this year, and Duke Johnson has some potential as well. They can have a very good running game without Barkley.
So why take the chance someone steals your QB? Especially considering both teams at 2 and 3 are most likely willing to deal those picks? Thats just asking for it.
I think the Giants are 100% taking a QB as well, for the same reason. Players as talented as Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and even Josh Allen dont come around all the time. All 3 have prototypical size, athleticism and arm talent. I think Barkley will be there for us and i think we will pass as well and take Bradley Chubb. They might get Barkley but they will get him at 4 if they do. All three teams pass on Barkley for the same reason, RB is just an easier position to fill than QB or DE, it has nothing to do with how good he is. He is amazing and it wouldnt take me long to get exicited if we took him tho.