JACK'S SMACK: With no competition at Chiefs QB, let's hope Alex Smith isn't another Matt Cassel

I've had a couple of days to digest the Chiefs draft, and my opinion of it has changed very little. For a team with the overall top pick, the Chiefs aren't any closer in being considered Super Bowl ready.

I'm okay with the taking the big road-grader, Eric Fisher, at No. 1. I also like tight end Travis Kelce in the third round. After that, nothing really excites me about this draft.

For the most part, it's very vanilla.

This organization still shies away from drafting quarterbacks. I'm starting to believe it really is the conservative nature of the Hunt family.

They want no part of living on the edge – not since the Hunt brothers' fortune collapsed when trying to corner the silver market back in the 80s.

Drafting quarterbacks in the first round seems to be too much of a risk for the Hunts. They haven't drafted one in 30 years.

Obviously, the Chiefs think Alex Smith can do the job.

I don't like the idea that there is no competition for the starting job. That's clearly the case.

Chiefs could have tabbed Ryan Nassib or Tyler Wilson in the 3rd or the 4th round. Instead, they took a running back in round 3 -- Knile Davis, who has a history of injuries and fumble-itis.

I don't understand the pick at all. Chiefs are happy with Alex Smith, but for crying out loud, the guy should have to compete for the job!

Chase Daniel is a career back-up at the position.

We hear these football executives chirping all the time how every position is competitive. No. Not in Kansas City.

We just went through four years where the quarterback here had no competition, and it didn't turn out so well.

We can only hope that Alex Smith is not another Matt Cassel.

That's Jack's Smack.

 

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