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Geno Smith to have private workout with Bills today

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Even though this isn’t viewed as a banner year for quarterbacks, the teams that need quarterbacks are still taking a close look at the ones available.

According to the Bills’ official website, the Bills are conducting a private workout with West Virginia’s Geno Smith today.

The Bills sent a contingent including general manager Buddy Nix, assistant GM Doug Whaley and director of pro personnel Tom Gibbons to Smith’s pro day.

Smith said he expected to have “between 10 to 12, maybe more” such workouts prior to the draft.

While the overall talent of this class is worth questioning, the new rookie salary scale makes it easier to take a chance on one of these guys by taking away the extreme financial penalty. Coupled with the utter desperation of some teams to find passers and sell tickets, it’s clear that several of these guys will be overdrafted.

Whether the Bills overdraft Smith or Ryan Nassib or one of the others, it seems clear they’re pointed that direction after releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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21 Responses to “Geno Smith to have private workout with Bills today”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 22, 2013 10:45 AM

    Geno’s career is over before it starts if Buffalol drafts him.

  2. dbfan4ever says: Mar 22, 2013 10:48 AM

    try keeping the editorials in the stories to a minimum

  3. taylors2024 says: Mar 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    Were trading back with the bills to get matt Barkley

  4. buffalobills716 says: Mar 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    Draft this guy Buffalo Bills,at any means

  5. steelerben says: Mar 22, 2013 10:53 AM

    As much as the rookie wage scale makes it less financially expensive to swing and miss on a QB in the first round, you still have to account for the fact that you could have filled another hole with first round talent. Teams like the Cardinals, Bills, and Raiders all have giant holes throughout the entire roster. Even if the QB they draft is the second coming of Tom Brady, leaving them behind an O-Line that couldn’t stop a running nose with a box of Kleenex is just going to turn them into the next Tim Couch.

  6. 1bbfan says: Mar 22, 2013 10:58 AM

    little doubt the Bills take a QB but I doubt Smith will be there at the 8th pick.Especially because of the rookie scale.

  7. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 22, 2013 10:59 AM

    I doubt Smith is still there at 8, wouldn’t be surprised to see Oak, Phi, Cle or Az get him.

  8. ccjcsr says: Mar 22, 2013 11:25 AM

    Unfortunately the Bills need some ray of hope, and hopefully he can do it.

  9. kgun80 says: Mar 22, 2013 11:29 AM

    Can’t say that I would want to see us take him that high. Don’t think the skill set is there for the kid to be a top 10 pick.

  10. tomcous says: Mar 22, 2013 11:34 AM

    I’m worried Buddy Nix is a true Lame-Duck & gone after the draft … in which case he will do just this …

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    @buffalobills716 says:
    Mar 22, 2013 10:49 AM
    Draft this guy Buffalo Bills,at any means
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    Not wise! Bills have 6 picks and many holes to fill … can’t rebuild it all in a day … and after 13 years I certainly hope the sentiment that Smith is not RGIII or Andrew Luck brings wisdom in not trading up!

  11. travishenryskid says: Mar 22, 2013 11:34 AM

    0-3 against Doug Marrone in college with horrible stat lines. This is all for show. The Bills will not draft him.

  12. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    first off, let me say, i dont understand why there is no hype over this guy.
    He had a better career than Cam and put up the same type of numbers as him.
    Also, in a year where everyone said there was “no first round QB’s” we saw 5 go.

    Hell, even Weeden was a 1st round choice. So you have to know that this guy is gonna be selected in round 1 and high.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the eagles dropped out of the the #4 position. There is some good talent in this draft, but none that would make me think the #4 pick shouldn’t be moved. We can get Jarvis or star if we move back in the top 10. even if we hit the mid picks in round 1.

  13. mjkelly77 says: Mar 22, 2013 11:42 AM

    The Jaguars are going to draft Geno Smith. If the Bills want Smith and he happens to be there at #5, they’d better arrange a trade with the Lions or they’ll never get him.

  14. EJ says: Mar 22, 2013 11:47 AM

    The Bills are putting up a smokescreen, making teams believe that they are interested in grabbing Smith and hoping one of those teams takes him. Which leaves the Bills real choice(Nassib) behind waiting at the beginning of the second round. That would make it easier for Buffalo to grab some value at LB/WR in the first round.

  15. djcologne says: Mar 22, 2013 12:04 PM

    Totally agree with myeaglescantwin….this guys TD to INT ratio is strong and he’s a player. I think he’ll make a franchise very happy unless he somehow winds up a JET.

  16. sanitytrek says: Mar 22, 2013 12:14 PM

    The Bills, if they are smart, will take whomever the BEST QB is at 8. After that the rest of their draft doesn’t matter as long as they address needs.

    There are no guarantees in the draft anyway so swing for the fences.

    Geno, Nassib, Wilson, Barcklay, just pick one.

  17. richc111 says: Mar 22, 2013 12:22 PM

    I agree with you EJ except for one part. Smoke screens are part of football analytics. They really really want Nassib to go a long with the other 7 coachs they got from that powerhouse Syracuse program. Oh yea, this is a smoke screen, but the issue is they will jump up into the 1st round and give away the house to do it, get Nassib and then claim victory and that it is just a matter of time before their master plan of moving the Syracuse football team to Buffalo is complete. Then think of the dozens of fans that will travel to Buffalo to see the Buffalo Orangeman play and Brandon will again claim how well regionism is working for the Bills. Sure they never win any games but they still fill the stadium by marketing to a large population, which is also part of analytics. How to fill a NFL stadium without worring about losing games

  18. marvsleezy says: Mar 22, 2013 12:44 PM

    The only way you can over draft a player is if you pick him twice!

  19. jpaq68 says: Mar 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    EJ and richc111 summed it up perfectly.

    The only QB the Bills are even considering is Nassib. Period. Heck, he’s probably the only player in that draft that actually wants the Bills to draft him.

    They will do whatever it takes to get him, even if it means giving away the farm to move up to number 2 or 3 to grab him – which, by the way, is totally unnecessary because anyone knows anything about football knows that they could wait until the third round and still pick this kid up.

    This is just another ham-handed attempt by Nix & company to try and divert attention from their real agenda but, unbeknownst to them, even Stevie Wonder can see right through it.

  20. hehateme2 says: Mar 22, 2013 1:27 PM

    The Bills are so desperate they will overdraft ANY QB and potentially bust again. 13 years and counting…..

  21. remyje says: Mar 22, 2013 2:34 PM

    I’ll bet this weeks check all the people questioning Geno’s skill set, hasn’t watched a full WV game.. They’re just recycling others opinions…

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