With no Andrew Luck-level certainties at the top of this draft class, there’s an opening for someone to make a name for themselves at next week’s NFL Combine.
That’s especially true among the quarterbacks, but West Virginia’s Geno Smith is taking a solid first step toward possibly being the first passer off the board.
According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Smith will “do a full workout,” in Indianapolis, giving scouts a chance to see how he stacks up rather than making them wait for a pro day.
As Brandt points out, having Smith throw and do all the drills sets a bar for the other quarterbacks, and more will likely follow suit.
There’s a chance to not look as polished when throwing to unfamiliar receivers (unlike pro days on college campuses with guys you know, when 57-of-59 passing is more the norm), but taking that chance also speaks to competitiveness.
After Smith and Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley skipped the Senior Bowl, there wasn’t much to look at among the quarterbacks who played, but Smith’s going to give everyone something to talk about.