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Geno Smith will attend the draft

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While some teams picking in the top 10 may be blowing smoke about their interest in West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, he’s apparently willing to assume that at least one of them has rubbed the sticks together hard enough to make a flame.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Smith has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 draft in New York City.

Unlike last year, when everyone knew that quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III would be the first and second selections, it’s unclear when the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft pool will be plucked.  It’s still not completely clear which quarterback will go first.

A loose consensus points to Smith.  But no one will know for sure until the time comes to make the picks.

Chances are Smith will go in the top 10, as high as the Jaguars at No. 2 or possibly as low as the Jets at No. 9, with the Raiders (No. 3), the Eagles (No. 4), the Cardinals (No. 7), and the Bills (No. 8) possibly pouncing in between.

If Smith gets past No. 9, he could do a Quinn-Rodgers slide into the 20s, with a team at the top of round two likely to trade back into the first round to stop the bleeding.

The good news for Smith, if he slips, is that the NFL brings far more players to Radio City Music Hall than previously.  Even if he’s the last man taken on Thursday night, there will still be other guys in the green room, chewing gum and/or diddling the maid.

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37 Responses to “Geno Smith will attend the draft”
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 30, 2013 9:52 PM

    He should, he’ll be the first pick.

  2. flipola says: Mar 30, 2013 9:53 PM

    He’ll almost certainly be a Cardinal now.

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 30, 2013 9:54 PM

    nice picture!!!

  4. dryzzt23 says: Mar 30, 2013 9:59 PM

    I hope the OT goes #1 overall, QBs like Smith are too much of a crapshoot.

  5. swaggyy says: Mar 30, 2013 10:00 PM

    I hope he’s a cardinal. Can’t wait to him and his slow eyes try and complete a pass against THE LEGION OF BOOM meuahahahahahahahhahaha

  6. sumoson says: Mar 30, 2013 10:03 PM

    Brady Quinn Draft room version 2.0

  7. radrntn says: Mar 30, 2013 10:04 PM

    funny how certain raider hating media try to stir the pot, yet no one has heard anything from Carson, or Reggie, it’s just a bunch of “unnamed sources”

    Until further notice Carson is the starting QB, and the media can speculate all they want… As of now the only fact is that both the raiders and Carson have “no comment” and cBS, and Blahoo are full of it.

  8. hater79 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:06 PM

    The Redskins will trade up for the 2015 and 2016 draft picks for Geno Smith so he can sit on the bench and learn from RG3 the 10 games RG will be healthy for the rest of his career.

  9. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:07 PM

    That section will grow very lonely. An aura of awkwardness will radiate from his suit.

  10. mazblast says: Mar 30, 2013 10:11 PM

    When Rodgers stayed so cool while unpicked, I figured he was mentally ready for the big show. I suspect that Geno will be similarly cool if he slides down the draft list. I’m just not convinced he has the necessary physical tools.

    Of the six teams named in the article, I think we can rule out Buffalo (Kolb signing), the Jets (too many mediocrities, coach’s ego wrapped around the highest-paid), and Jacksonville (one more try with Gabbert). I think he’ll be the Cardinals’ choice.

  11. cmich2006 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:14 PM

    Brady Quinn part two?

  12. maestro1899 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:18 PM

    skoobyfl says: Mar 30, 2013 9:52 PM

    He should, he’ll be the first pick.

    agreed. i’ve been saying this for a month now. too many teams need QBs, and his contract is relatively cheap (relative to other starting QBs, that is). someone will trade up with kc to take him. with the rookie salary scale, there is almost no downside.

  13. riverhorsey says: Mar 30, 2013 10:23 PM

    Chiefs will take Geno and trade Alex.

  14. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:29 PM

    The only way he doesn’t end up in Az is if Eric Fisher is still there at 7.

  15. therealraider says: Mar 30, 2013 10:29 PM

    Idk.. could get ugly.. if he slips past Buff .. it will be a long slide.

  16. brassknuckles47 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:35 PM

    If he get past the Raiders, he’ll be a Cardinal.

  17. captainphintastic says: Mar 30, 2013 10:39 PM

    hater79 says:
    Mar 30, 2013 10:06 PM
    The Redskins will trade up for the 2015 and 2016 draft picks for Geno Smith so he can sit on the bench and learn from RG3 the 10 games RG will be healthy for the rest of his career.

    ———————————————-

    I’d give this 2 thumbs up if I could.
    Where O where is “logicalvoicesays”???

  18. beavertonsteve says: Mar 30, 2013 10:45 PM

    Geno Smith may not be in the same category as last year’s top two QBs, but there are a lot of teams that need a QB and he is too talented for him to last past the ninth pick.

  19. waitstop says: Mar 30, 2013 10:51 PM

    Cleveland, Denver, Houston and Philadelphia would be the better spots for his career. These QBs that have a lot of questions around them are better off getting a year or two to work in the pro game before getting a starting job.

  20. sleepsoncouches says: Mar 30, 2013 10:52 PM

    So he’ll be sitting between Lendale White and Brady Quinn?

  21. riseabovecancer says: Mar 30, 2013 11:02 PM

    There are alot of talk that the Kansas City Chiefs will draft Geno Smith as the #1 over all draft pick.

    There are chances that Ricky Stanzi or Alex Tanney could be released and the Kansas City Chiefs would need a 3rd string Quarterback. While one of them could be added to the practice squad as an insurance player.

    And Geno Smith and Chase Daniel could be competing for the back up quarterback role to Alex Smith in training camp.

  22. ravenmuscle says: Mar 30, 2013 11:25 PM

    Very over rated quarterback who should go in the third round in a NORMAL draft year.
    Remember this is West Virginia you are talking about…not Harvard or Yale. Not too many West Virginia grads are the high IQ types.
    Kansas City will trade back and collect a few extra picks that the Walrus will use to fill the Swiss Chees KC roster.

  23. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 30, 2013 11:46 PM

    He’s about to have a lot in common with Akili Smith and some team is gonna wish that they didn’t fall victim to the read-option flavor of the month club

  24. bigboysmash says: Mar 30, 2013 11:48 PM

    if brandon weeden can get drafted in the first round so can geno smith. even if he falls in the draft he will probably be picked by the vikings with one of their first round picks. say what you want but he is better than ponder.

  25. mikelitoris1 says: Mar 31, 2013 12:02 AM

    Remember the Jacksonville smokescreen last year, pretending they wanted to trade down but all along they wanted to trade ahead of the Rams to get Blackmon. Now this year they’re making up reasons as to why Gabbert should start LOL. I’m not buying it.

    The last time a QB wasn’t taken in the top 3 was thirteen years ago, and that won’t change this year when Jacksonville drafts Geno.

  26. fourthandafoot says: Mar 31, 2013 1:08 AM

    I think Geno Smith belongs in the first round but I’d rather draft Tyler Wilson first. I’d go as far as this… Tyler Wilson is the best non O-Line offensive player in the draft. Yes, that includes Tavon Austin.

  27. msclemons67 says: Mar 31, 2013 1:24 AM

    Part of me thinks that Andy Reid will treat this like a time out or challenge flag.

    He’ll waste the #1 overall pick and draft Geno Smith.

  28. lostsok says: Mar 31, 2013 4:07 AM

    It’ll be interesting to see if he can hold back the tears when Jacksonville takes him.

  29. luz56 says: Mar 31, 2013 6:01 AM

    I like this kid….. He reminds me of Akili Smith! …. Ex umemployed football scout

  30. cypressballs says: Mar 31, 2013 8:37 AM

    Alex Smith, Matt Flynn or Kevin Kolb are not any team’s future. All three have been benched for QBs out of the league now. Smith wishes he could stay atleast half as healthy as Stafford or Cutler.

    Geno may not be the answer. The three mentioned above are not the answer.

  31. kerryc21realty says: Mar 31, 2013 8:38 AM

    As a skins fan, I’m so glad we got rg3. He is the best of last years rookies and this years as well. HTTR

  32. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 31, 2013 10:29 AM

    Kerry, Andrew Luck is the best player taken in last 3 years. Sorry RG3. The truth hurts.

  33. vaphinfan says: Mar 31, 2013 2:48 PM

    Bad move. Theres a reason why teams are going after Kolb, Flynn, Stanton, and soon to be Palmer.

  34. aldavis4president says: Mar 31, 2013 2:49 PM

    In the right situation, this guy can be a beast!!..I don’t buy what the media/ESPN/this website says about him..he’s incredibly accurate and has a good enough arm. Teams like the cardinals and jets who have good defences should take a look at this guy.

  35. jredshoes says: Mar 31, 2013 6:04 PM

    If I was Clark Hunt I’d draft him just to keep the Raiduhs from doing it

  36. drohanimal says: Mar 31, 2013 7:44 PM

    Redskins will draft him and hire logical voice as GM, who will then convert RG3 to a Linebacker and Smith will start at QB.

  37. yourignorancespreads says: Apr 1, 2013 6:08 AM

    And wow geno smith has been waiting for over an hours now. And with the 22 picks overall geno smith

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