Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith Demands Attention At West Virginia Pro Day


Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (13) throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia’s Pro Day was on Thursday of this week and it highlighted the brilliant arm of quarterback Geno Smith, the top quarterback prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.  During his time throwing, Smith completed 60 of 64 passes, with two drops from receivers.  That 93.7% completion rate is impressive, but should not cloud our judgment.  There was plenty of zip on Smith’s throws, but the more impressive part of Smith’s game may have come after he was done throwing.

The Jacksonville Jaguars sent a contingent to WV that included general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley.  After Smith was done throwing, Bradley met with Smith largely because he was impressed with his accuracy.  Bradley met with Smith for some time and, according to some rumors, were talking about some of the finer nuances of the game.

I can only imagine that Smith impressed well beyond just tossing balls to receivers he is used to throwing to.

If the Jaguars are throwing an elaborate smokescreen in the offseason, then this move to look at Smith so intensely may have been a big waste of personnel time.  Personally, I think the Jags were taking a serious look at Smith and found themselves to be pleased with what they saw.  Will Smith be the number two pick?  We don’t know.  Will he be in serious consideration?  It looks like he will be.

- Luke N. Sims

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