Geno Smith is going to be one of the most talked about players at this weekend’s NFL Combine. As the person many believe is the best player at the most important position on a football field, Smith will be closely watched. Every run, every drill, every answer and every throw will be broken down and evaluated. The analysis on Smith will change over the next few days.
As we did with Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, we collected tweets from various people who cover the Draft about Geno Smith. Will he leave Indianapolis as the favorite to get selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the first overall pick? We feel this first tweet is a good way to start.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says Geno Smith is a “heck of a football player.” #WVU
— West By God (@WestByGodGBZ) February 21, 2013
“The drop off from [West Virginia's] Geno Smith to the next quarterback is pretty significant.” – Daniel Jeremiah #pathtothedraft
— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) February 21, 2013
Interesting. RT @movethesticks I’m studying Geno Smith tape. Reminds me of Alex Smith coming out of Utah.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 29, 2012
Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst for the NFL Network and NFL.com. You can find him as @Movethesticks on Twitter.
If I had to pick a QB this year, Geno Smith would be it. Talented on the field. Gifted with high intelligence, creative and eager to learn…
— Dbfresh (@DougBaldwinJr) February 19, 2013
Doug Baldwin is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and a teammate of Bruce Irvin. Baldwin is a Stanford graduate.
Talking to our camera guys and producers who just came from IMG. Called Geno Smith a “cerebral genius”. Can’t wait to talk to him.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 20, 2013
If I’m the #Chiefs, Geno Smith is my guy unless a trade out is possible. He’s athletic, exciting, productive enough to spark offense.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 27, 2012
Matt Miller is the NFL and Lead Draft writer for Bleacher Report.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com recently compared Geno Smith to St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford:
“Smith has been described as a ‘ho-hum’ quarterback prospect in some circles, but I see a polished pocket passer with outstanding arm talent and passing skills,” Brooks wrote. “(He) displays the capacity to throw the ball accurately to every area of the field with zip, velocity and touch. Additionally, he flashes anticipation and awareness by leading receivers into open areas against tight coverage.”
Greg Cosell of NFL Films had this to offer on Smith:
“The ball comes out with good velocity, it comes out with good juice, and the short to intermediate throws are very good,” Cosell said.