Since the end of the Mountaineers’ season, Geno Smith has been hard at work, preparing for the NFL Draft. Smith is one of the best quarterbacks in this draft, and over the next three months, all eyes will be on Smith as he could be the first player selected.
Last week, he took a break from his training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and flew to New Orléans to work on the new business side of Geno Smith before the Super Bowl. He inked a deal with Panini and will have his first rookie card in May. He also gave several interviews.
In this video, Smith says that he “is working out. Preparing to be a starter next year.”
He has learned from Heisman winning Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke. Weinke went on to play six seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers. In 2010, Weinke became the director at the IMG Madden Football Academy. The next year, Weinke worked with eventual #1 Draft pick, Cam Newton.
When asked what he has worked on, Smith replied, “Everything.” He explains what “everything” means, the new business side, why he skipped the All-Star Bowl circuit and about working out the Manti Te’o.
You can watch the video here, courtesy of NFL.com: Geno Smith talks preparing for NFL Draft