Geno Smith to do everything at Combine

AP

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.

21 responses to “Geno Smith to do everything at Combine

  1. The Chiefs HAVE to take this guy.

    He has Andy Reid QB written all over him (In a good way). There is no way he gets past the Eagles and Chip Kelly.

    At least that’s what I’m sayin’ now 🙂

  2. I also believe E.J. Manuel will show up the rest of the Quarterbacks. Smith will still be the first QB off the board, but Manuel will not be far behind.

  3. I’ve got my popcorn ready. This bold move could either vault him to the #1 pick or be an epic fail. I think he throws pretty well in shorts though and has a great arm, so I think he’s going to put on a strong display.

  4. poor chiefs, sucks to be them, get the #1 pick in kind of a weak draft for franchise type QB in which they need badly, and please dont say barkley is one, if i was the chiefs i would trade the pick, stockpile talent later in the round and still get a qb that will be decent later, but chiefs are a year late to get a franchise type of
    Luck like my colts got, not so much for the redskins, they will be still looking for a franchise qb in next year draft after IR-knee3 will be forced into early retirement due to his body falling apart

  5. reemer894 says:Feb 12, 2013 5:59 PM

    The photo in this article looks like a game-play capture from NCAA 2013.
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    Or from the Pinstripe Bowl this season, in which he wasn’t particularly good.

  6. EJ: I hope you don’t want Manuel in Buffalo. If Buffalo takes a QB in the first it should be Wilson. I would have liked to see any other QB prospects in his situation at Arkansas. Tough and will be the leader Buffalo needs, if he’s there at 8 take him. Only concern is Arizona taking him.

  7. EJ Manuel has great talent but awful fundamentals. He does nothing right when it comes to throwing the ball and that’s going to show up at the combine. Because of his physical ability he has a chance to be very good but it will take a few years. Gino Smith is more polished but I think he is a late 1st, high 2nd round pick.

  8. No QB in this class is worth a Top 10 pick. Why reach when you can trade back?

    The skins got their guy in RG3 but they had to trade a boatload of picks… The Rams got a stock of picks and the Skins got their QB, a win win. The Chiefs, Raiders, Jags, Cardinals should consider the same plan.

  9. As a Life Long Die Hard Chiefs Fan I trust Andy Reid and John Dorsey to make the right decision with the top pick. If there were a True Franchise QB, I would say go for it. I don’t see any qb’s who are at that level. I would trade back and pick up a qb either mid first round or at the top of round 2. The extra picks would be Great to have.

    Knowing the Chiefs luck, they will pass on Geno Smith and he will turn into a star for the Eagles or Raiders.

    Jarvis Jones could be a beast for the chiefs if they keep the top pick.

  10. Great move by Smith. There is no real downside. If he throws poorly everyone will shrug it off due to he receivers issue, and he’ll get a do-over at his pro day. If he throws well, the draft buzz is good and he doesn’t slide ala-Gabbart.

    Fortune favors the bold.

  11. KC will go with Joeckel, they aren’t trading down. They’ll get their QB in the 2nd round where there may be a Wilson, Manuel, Glennon or even a Barkley waiting to be taken.
    Geno could end up being a Buffalo Bill.

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