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Geno Smith completes 60 of 64 at Pro Day

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At times during the 2012 football season, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith generated statistics that look like your average Pro Day workout.

On Thursday, Smith generated statistics that look like your average Pro Day workout.

Per multiple reports, Smith completed 60 of 64 passes to the likes of Tavon Austin and Steadman Bailey.

Of course, failure to complete a high percentage of throws when not facing a live defense (or any defense) would be a major red flag.  Still, there’s pressure in these settings, and Smith thrived.

He also drew raves from the likes of ESPN’s Ron Jaworski, and it’s now becoming more and more likely that folks in the top 10 who have been swearing they won’t order cheesecake have asked to take a closer look at the dessert cart.

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47 Responses to “Geno Smith completes 60 of 64 at Pro Day”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 2:03 PM

    Geno has the potential to be the 2nd best QB in professional football if things go his way. RGIII holds the #1 spot until the day he retires.

  2. jpb12 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:04 PM

    What happened to that photo? He looks like the Joker on Batman

  3. fitz66 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    Stedman dropped two balls as well. Dropped passed, particularly those who get picked, should be like errors on the WR. It shouldn’t go against the QB.

  4. gochargersgo says: Mar 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    Who cares. Every year at these pro days almost all of the throws are completed. Jimmy Clausen hit 49-50 or something.

  5. swashbucklin says: Mar 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    93%… Not bad. Did they chase him with brooms like they did to Luck?

    Also, Buffalo has a new quarterback.

  6. swashbucklin says: Mar 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    logicalvoice is a clown

  7. Sackville Rc says: Mar 14, 2013 2:07 PM

    Let the reaching begin

  8. shackdelrio says: Mar 14, 2013 2:07 PM

    If Caldwell & company think he is a franchise QB, he will be a Jaguar.

  9. officialgame says: Mar 14, 2013 2:08 PM

    This is a tough guy to figure out. Has a lot of natural throwing ability but gets erratic within the same games. Has speed but doesn’t run. Talks a good game but when things tough he fades. Actually I think I just figured out he is a third round pick.

  10. nathan702nelson says: Mar 14, 2013 2:10 PM

    I just have one question: Did he generate statistics that look like your average Pro Day workout?

  11. charleythedinosaur says: Mar 14, 2013 2:12 PM

    Ut-oh. More competition for Mr. Sanchez in New York.

  12. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 14, 2013 2:14 PM

    This poor guy is going to die in Buffalo like so many quarterbacks before him. Buffalo isn’t the most tolerant of cities. We’ll leave it at that.

  13. cmich2006 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:14 PM

    The top QBs hit 100%. . Should be another red flag.

  14. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:15 PM

    logicalvoice = illogical noise

  15. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:15 PM

    What? Ron Jaworski has found yet another QB to rave about? Just when you thought there were none left…

  16. lionsdraftguy says: Mar 14, 2013 2:16 PM

    @logicalvoice

    You are a moron.

  17. qdog112 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:27 PM

    Overall Geno has more skill than Luck, RG3 and Russell Wilson. Wilson has the edge in game situational improve and his legendary preparation.

    Against the best college defense at the time (LSU), Geno racked up 463 yards passing. Nuff said. Any flaws the experts come up with are manufactured. The kid is #1 material and I’ll bet Andy Reid is kicking himself.

  18. thraiderskin says: Mar 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    I think it could be argued that an individual can do better in a more game-like situation. For example, I’m not the greatest shot on targets at a range, but I make some seriously interesting shots on deer during hunting season. I’m not sure what causes that effect, but even if he didn’t do well with the throws on pro-day(which he did fine), I would rather rely on game tape.

  19. fhuizar says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    Shining against mediocre and bad defenses like Baylor’s will help your draft stock

  20. arrowdead says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    Good for him, but it is simply too hard to ignore that dismal performance against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl.

  21. hockeyfan28 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:34 PM

    Any doubt Matt Barkley won’t have a similar pro day? Despite having a few flaws both will go in the top 10

  22. mullman76 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:36 PM

    JaMarcus had a great pro day as well.

    No rush + no pass defenders= great pro day

    I hope Big Reg drafts a lineman.

  23. jimair1 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:42 PM

    @bobzilla1001 Couldn’t have said it any better. I have heard Jaws rave about Tim Tebow, Kevin Kolb, Tavaris Jackson and Kyle Orton. In other words, if you play QB in the NFL Jaws will gush over you at some point.

  24. NoobTubeTV says: Mar 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    The fact that we are talking about Geno Smith should tell you how bad the QB class is this year.

    Any team could wait until the 2nd Rd for this guy.

  25. omegalh says: Mar 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    Jags or Philly will take him.

    Don’t be surprised at a Buffalo Bills trade to #1. They’re desperate now.

  26. raideralex says: Mar 14, 2013 2:50 PM

    Played vs LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas, TCU, UConn, Rutgers…

    I mean, there are some athletes on those defenses.

  27. latchbeam says: Mar 14, 2013 2:50 PM

    @cmich2006 Name one!!! Nice try… I wish you weren’t a liar.

  28. jags2daship says: Mar 14, 2013 2:57 PM

    Bills you can have him. Just give us a 1st 7th and next years 2nd round pick. Thanks

    Sincerely,
    Shahid Kahn and the Jaguars

  29. therolandobottom says: Mar 14, 2013 2:58 PM

    Was Carson Palmer in attendance?

  30. blueballz77 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    Mark my words in the next couple of days Palmer gets cut raiders swap picks with Kc Andy makes out Bills are going Nassib

  31. greenbleeder says: Mar 14, 2013 3:15 PM

    He’s a lock to the Eagles.

  32. dolphins4 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    Go get him Jags.

  33. brownsclown says: Mar 14, 2013 3:19 PM

    If he scores less than three on the Wonderlic Test Mike Lombardturd and the Browns will be all over him!

  34. kgun80 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:21 PM

    @lennydpocketqb

    Really.. So Buffalo is not a tolerant city?! I’m betting you have never been here. We have quite a melting pot here in Buffalo. All races colors and creeds.. Please come and see for yourself we don’t mind hosting idiots who type before they think!

  35. letmeseeyourtds says: Mar 14, 2013 3:22 PM

    I think he meant for his username to be “illogicalvoicesays”.

  36. stephenolszewski says: Mar 14, 2013 3:26 PM

    But Jamarcus Russell can throw 80 yards from his knees!!!

  37. mauicat1 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:29 PM

    Kansas City is in the catbird seat. This exactly what the Chiefs were hoping for. Let Geno go to his Pro Day and blow it up! Now watch the bidding war that happens right before the draft. KC trades back, gets a first and second, and one of the three teams just behind them gets their (hopefully) QB of the future.
    Awesome!!

  38. jerruhjones says: Mar 14, 2013 3:30 PM

    logicalvoice = RG3′s mom

  39. blacktoothgrinn says: Mar 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    blueballz77 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 3:13 PM
    Mark my words in the next couple of days Palmer gets cut raiders swap picks with Kc Andy makes out Bills are going Nassib

    __________________________

    Al ain’t here anymore, Raiders aren’t in the pick trading business unless its it’s trading back for more picks. We’ve used WAY too many picks for QBs over the past couple years.

  40. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    I remember when Jaws gushed about Kellen Clemens.

    Yeah, seriously! It was laughable, to say the least.

  41. lrjets says: Mar 14, 2013 5:54 PM

    charleythedinosaur says:Mar 14, 2013 2:12 PM

    Ut-oh. More competition for Mr. Sanchez in New York.

    Congrats! You are the first to post Jets on this blog.
    BTW, if you aren’t a Ravens fan, your team didn’t win the SB either!
    If you are a Ravens fan, you have some problems coming too.

    Enough bandwidth wasted on you.

  42. applecool1981 says: Mar 14, 2013 5:59 PM

    omegalh says:
    Mar 14, 2013 2:48 PM
    Jags or Philly will take him.

    Don’t be surprised at a Buffalo Bills trade to #1. They’re desperate now.

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    I think it’s more likely that they’d draft a QB in every round 2-7 that they have a pick before trading up to number one.

    Okay in all seriousness; as much as they want a QB, they know that they have no chance of winning this year. Even with Geno Smith because of all of the holes they have, they can’t expect to be in any other chase than chasing for the 1st pick in the 2014 draft and the right to draft Johnny Football. They will draft the best player available at 8 or trade it if a justifiable deal comes their way.

  43. deetrain11 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:05 PM

    Just why…..DOES the JaMarcus Russell CARD…..ALWAYS show it’s ugly head when it’s a black qb???? If the qb is going to be a bust, why can’t it be Ryan Leaf????

  44. deetrain11 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:09 PM

    Or Kevin Kolb…or Blaine Gabbert or D. Carr or ANY of the cardinal qb’s from last year! Just asking why JaMarcus is the ONLY bust people can come up with.

  45. raiderapologist says: Mar 14, 2013 7:27 PM

    blueballz77 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    Mark my words in the next couple of days Palmer gets cut raiders swap picks with Kc Andy makes out Bills are going Nassib
    ——————-
    The Raiders aren’t trading up. They don’t have a 2nd round pick, their 1st round pick next year is going to be top 10 easy and probably top 5, and if there was a QB worth taking with the first pick, the Chiefs would take him. I’m just hoping Oakland trades out and passes on Smith. He could very well turn out to be a good pro, but I want a different team to take that gamble.

  46. mudhead123 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:33 PM

    Geno has the potential to be the 2nd best QB in professional football if things go his way. RGIII holds the #1 spot until the day he retires.

    Hahahahhaha… I needed a good laugh today. Thank you

  47. rextraordinaire says: Mar 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    The best part about this article is that the first comment currently has nearly 900 dislikes.

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