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Cheesecake analogy could lead to quarterbacks going earlier than expected

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With no clear-cut franchise quarterbacks at the top of the draft pool, the talk in league circles continues to be that quarterbacks won’t go highly in 2013.

Some, including Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey, have suggested that none of the current crop of quarterbacks are worthy of being taken in round one.  (With the Chiefs holding the top pick in round two, we can understand why Dorsey would prefer to see all 32 teams pass on the passers.)  Other opinions vary widely and wildly, with many believing that only West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has a shot at being taken in the first round.

We think it’s easy for teams to say that now, but things will change once the picks start being made.  Like a guy insisting throughout dinner that he won’t get cheesecake for dessert, it becomes all talk once they wheel out the cart.  I ran that theory by Mike Mayock of NFL Network during Friday’s PFT Live, and he didn’t immediately call me a lunatic for suggesting it.  (Then again, maybe he was being polite.)

Still, plenty of teams will need quarterbacks in round one, and when it’s time to make the picks the question of whether there’s better “value” in using the pick on someone else and waiting to get a quarterback later won’t matter.  The teams will need quarterbacks now — and they’ll go get them.

Just like that cheesecake.

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22 Responses to “Cheesecake analogy could lead to quarterbacks going earlier than expected”
  1. thegregwitul says: Feb 24, 2013 8:40 PM

    One or two QB’s will be drafted in the first round. We don’t need a cheesecake analogy to figure this out. Just look at the QB’s (or lack thereof) of teams like Arizona or Buffalo and it’s as clear as day.

  2. prjagfan says: Feb 24, 2013 8:41 PM

    Sorry Mike but the jags got the top pick in round two not the chiefs so they’re going to have to wait and see what we’re going to do first

  3. mantastic54 says: Feb 24, 2013 8:41 PM

    That’s basically what happened in 2011 when Locker, Ponder, and Gabbert went in round 1

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 24, 2013 8:53 PM

    PFT is the best website ever. I don’t care what the critics say about you, the staff etc. Best website ever.

  5. onesweetworld says: Feb 24, 2013 8:55 PM

    Jacksonville has the top pick in the 2nd round, not the Chiefs.

  6. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 24, 2013 8:58 PM

    Right or wrong, I like “Cheesecake analogy” type writing. That’s good stuff – and the kind of stuff that ramps PFT past other lesser alternatives.

  7. raynman49 says: Feb 24, 2013 9:13 PM

    USC qb’s never make it in the NFL. They play in college with NFL talent around them.

  8. fatguystrangler says: Feb 24, 2013 9:24 PM

    Are there surefire franchise QB’s in this draft class? It’s hard to tell, but doubtful. IMO, this may be the worst QB class since 2007. A class like last year was more an anomaly than the normal. The fact of the matter is the NFL is QB driven league, and there’s a dearth of available options. Some teams will inevitably reach for QB’s. After reading this article, I suddenly have a craving for pie.

  9. jimmysee says: Feb 24, 2013 9:38 PM

    Teams with late round picks who do not need a quarterback are hoping for lots of cheesecake.

  10. jimmysee says: Feb 24, 2013 9:38 PM

    Teams with late round picks who do not need a quarterback are hoping for lots of cheesecake.

  11. critter69 says: Feb 24, 2013 9:50 PM

    “Then again, maybe he was being polite.”

    Then again, maybe he was trying to let the sarcasm he (and almost everyone) has for you to not show too much.

  12. youcantmakemepickausername says: Feb 24, 2013 9:54 PM

    That’s so funny, just this weekend i was comparing the running backs class to a nice key lime pie.

  13. rajbais says: Feb 24, 2013 9:56 PM

    Cheesecake has outlived itself because of the Cheesecake Factory ruining its cache.

    Get a better dessert analogy next time.

  14. raiderapologist says: Feb 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    That explains why Mayock tweeted, “I have nothing but contempt for lawyers” Friday night.

  15. randolph32 says: Feb 24, 2013 11:02 PM

    I’m going with French Silk, it’s the bomb!!

  16. keylimelight says: Feb 25, 2013 12:56 AM

    Mayock mixed his metaphors–“unravel the onion”–so I think he was impressed with and maybe even intimidated by your dessert cart idea.

    He referred back to the cheesecake at the end of his comment but maybe he was just hungry.

  17. joetoronto says: Feb 25, 2013 5:19 AM

    When it comes to being cheap, the Kansas City Cheapskates take the cake.

  18. rockinchox says: Feb 25, 2013 5:31 AM

    Cheesecake? The reasons for the attempted comeback of JaMarcus Russell are now crystal clear.

  19. dgreenfi says: Feb 25, 2013 7:16 AM

    I could see Andy Reid drafting an actual Cheesecake in the 2nd round.

  20. j4man1 says: Feb 25, 2013 7:34 AM

    Your made up “cheesecake analogy” won’t change the draft. Of course most of your stories are made up, gives us something to laugh about.

  21. whatjusthapped says: Feb 25, 2013 7:56 AM

    Well at least now the Viking fans have a name to attach to their #12 overall pick of Ponder.

    Silly me, I was just calling it ineptitude.

  22. frankyvito says: Feb 25, 2013 9:06 AM

    Just like the yr when the consensus was either Bowers or Fairly as the top picks. It was Cam. Or when Suh was projected. It was Bradford. QB is the one spot where if he’s your guy, take him. Damn the projections if you feel he can eventually turn into a franchise guy. And in this day & age, not at least having a plan to mold one is almost as bad as having a bad one. And, conjecture wise, probably worse.

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