Passers still repeatedly passed by on Day 2 of NFL draft

USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley looks towards head coach Lane Kiffin (not pictured) on the...

USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley looks towards head coach Lane Kiffin (not pictured) on the sidelines against the Hawaii Warriors during the second half of an NCAA football game in Los Angeles September 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 PM ET

Last year, Andrew Luck. This year, hard luck.

Those plugged-in draft experts weren’t kidding when they said NFL teams had little interest in this year’s quarterbacks.

Luck and Robert Griffin III headlined a stellar 2012 class -- two passers in the first two picks.

This year? Two passers in the first two rounds. Some disparity.

After only one passer was picked in Round 1 on Thursday night -- E.J. Manuel, 16th overall by the Buffalo Bills -- Round 2 came and went on Friday night with only one more taken.

Geno Smith, 39th overall by the New York Jets.

You remember him, don’t you?

In February and most of March, Smith was regarded as the hands-down No. 1 passer in this draft, who might go even in the Top 5. Then his stock began to sink.

Stink, stank, sunk, as it were.

But not if you ask him.

“We’re going to the playoffs,” Smith said of the Jets when interviewed by NFL Network.


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