Because if they don't think he is smoke screening and is serious, then why is every mock draft and nearly every post talking about our needs instead of BPA. If we are taking the BPA regardless of need, then we will take the highest rated player on our board regardless of need, period.
The whole we need line help or need a WR will be irrelevent. If a DE projected at 6 for example is available at 14 and there are no other players rated higher who have dropped, then we will take him regardless of who else is out there or what our needs are??
So is Gettleman serious about BPA regardless of position or will it be the BPA at a position of need, or something else??
I brought this up the other day P55. I was giving the hypothetical of Barkley or Geno dropping to our pick and say we have them as BPA.
Do we draft a QB? Seems like a wasted pick
What if the BPA is a RB in the second round. Do we invest in another RB? Or ILB? etc.
I think you have to strike a balance. BPA at a position of need unless the value on a player is too high to pass on. But that wouldn't likely happen in the first round. That would be a situation where you may have a second round grade on a guy still around in the 4th or something like that.
So to answer your question I think there has to be a balance of sorts. But who knows what Gettleman is going to do. We will find out in a couple of months