Disclaimer: I am not saying if it were up to me I would take a QB at 10, because I'd prefer we didn't. I'm just saying that I wouldn't freak out about it. While it isn't going to be a huge help this year, I could get used to seeing him in our new (hopefully cherry red) uniform for years to come under coach Sing.
1. I think he needs more experience, but I feel that Mark Sanchez is really good. better than Stafford. Let him sit and learn for a year.
2. We have a lot of holes to fill and we won't fill them all this year. I am excited as anyone about Singletary and how he has turned this team around. However, I think everyone is getting a little ahead of themselves. This team + Everette Brown instead of Parys Harrelson is not necessarily going to be the difference in not making the playoffs or winning the Super Bowl. We can still address other needs in the Draft. I think it is going to be a 2 year process any way.
3. Trades. This is all secondary. Maybe if we take him, and both top QBs are gone, somebody lower in the 1st is willing to trade their 1rd and another pick for him. As in, they wanted him and thought he would fall to them, but taking him at 10 forces their hand. Or maybe the Bucs or someone else trades a 3rd rounder for Smith.
So before everyone freaks out, let me reiterate that I'm not in favor of picking a QB at #10, but I'm not the GM, owner or HC so it's not really up to me. If that's what they do I can get behind them on it. It wouldn't be indefensible.