Many pundits and so-called experts have question West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, but Smith might have put some of that doubt to rest today at his pro day.
Smith threw about 64 passes, and completed 60 of 64 passes in front of scouts and evaluators from 29 NFL teams. The Jacksonville Jaguars made the trip with all their important people in tow, including new head coach Gus Bradley and owner Shad Khan.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley even spent 90 minutes breaking down game film with the 6-3, 220-pound quarterback afterwards.
Smith got put through another strenuous workout by the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The Eagles similar to the Jaguars, traveled to Morgantown with all their important figures in tow also.
“We think he’s a heck of a prospect,” Eagles senior adviser Tom Donahoe told USA TODAY Sports.
“Geno was outstanding. He’s got great velocity on the ball. He’s very accurate and he can make all the throws.”
Smith reportedly met with two unnamed teams last night, and has a private workout scheduled with Buffalo on March 22. He estimates that at least 12 teams are interested in him.
“I had a private workout Monday with the Eagles that went well,” he said. “I believe I can spin the ball with the best of them. I can make all the throws. The main thing teams want to see is how do I react in the classroom — how much of the offense was I in control of.
“With the work I’ve put in, I put myself in a good position to be one of the top picks. Hopefully, that dream comes true.”
Say what you want about his team going 7-6, because West Virginia faltered late because of their defense. Smith put up comparable numbers to what RG3 did his last season at Baylor.
Geno Smith went almost 2 months without an interception, and at one point had 28 touchdowns to 2 interceptions.