Quarterbacks are a valuable commodity in today's NFL. Why else would Brock Osweiler have gone in the second round to the Denver Broncos to back up Peyton Manning? Why are the Jaguars sticking with Blaine Gabbert?
Even so, there are limits to the insanity. After all, there are no Andrew Lucks or Robert Griffin IIIs in this draft, with plenty of question marks surrounding this year's crop. This could be like the 2005 draft, which saw Aaron Rodgers fall all the way to 24th after Alex Smith was taken first overall.
Matt Barkley's draft stock took a major hit last season after many thought he was the top prospect heading into it.
Barkley best fits a West Coast offense, and there are only a few teams that run such an offense. The Packers, Texans, Bengals, 49ers, Redskins, Dolphins, Bears, Rams, Chiefs and Jets run some form of West Coast offense, and most of those teams are set at the quarterback position.
The Jets might be the best option, but they seem bent on running Mark Sanchez out of New Jersey. The ranks among the fans might also have qualms about taking another USC quarterback in the first round.
Of course, any team could draft him, WCO or not.