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.

47 responses to “Geno Smith completes 60 of 64 at Pro Day

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. @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.

  8. 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.

  9. Jags or Philly will take him.

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

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

    I mean, there are some athletes on those defenses.

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

  12. @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!

  13. 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!!

  14. 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

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    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.

  15. I remember when Jaws gushed about Kellen Clemens.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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    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.

  18. 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????

  19. 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.

  20. 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
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    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.

  21. 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

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

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