Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey were the best quarterback/receiver tandem in college football last season. The two have played football together since 2008, after Bailey transferred to Miramar High School in Miami to play with is best friend, Smith, under WVU’s Damon Cogdell.
Smith tossed 25 touchdowns to Bailey last season on the way to racking up 1,622 yards to Bailey alone. For his career, 3,218 of Smith’s 11,662 yards and 41 of his 98 touchdowns came to his favorite target. Lorenzo Reyes of CBS Sports wrote an article during the season detailing the relationship between Smith and Bailey.
During their two years together in high school, Smith threw for 5,289 yards and 55 touchdowns. Bailey caught 116 passes for 2,185 yards and 25 touchdowns those two seasons.
Smith is a projected top ten pick while Bailey is projected to go somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
Can you imagine Smith and Bailey being drafted by the same NFL team?
One scenario is with the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have the second pick in the NFL draft and had a serious look at Smith. The entire Jaguars’ front office was in attendance for Smith’s pro day back in mid-March.
The Jaguars need an upgrade at quarterback, after turning to Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne last season and Smith will most likely be available at the number two slot in the draft.
As for the wide receiver position, it may not be an area of huge concern for the Jaguars. They have Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts at number one and two on the depth chart, but they cut number three guy Laurent Robinson this off-season. They did, however sign Jordan Shipley, but would Stedman Bailey be too good to pass up in the third round if he’s there?
The Jaguars could essentially get two of the best offensive players in the draft and with a solid running game behind Maurice Jones Drew, could have a top notch offense. With new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Smith and Bailey could thrive. Fisch is a pro-style offense guy and that’s exactly what Smith is, and who better for the gunslinger to throw the ball to than his best friend, Bailey?