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Mobility: Smith will not tear you apart at the seams with his running ability, but he will be able to scramble out of the pocket and create plays with his feet. He is not a run-first quarterback, but he is capable of driving an offense down the field and into the end zone by making plays outside the box.
Arm Strength: Geno Smith possesses elite-caliber arm strength. He can throw a ball 60 yards down the field with the flick of a wrist, his fast action throwing motion reminds me a lot of Michael Vick. He can heave the ball without much hang to it, right into the chest of his receivers.
Size: Geno Smith has protoypical NFL size for a quarterback, if that means anything in today's league, as Russell Wilson showed everyone that size really doesn't matter in the NFL. However, Smith's 6'3'' 215 lb frame works into his favor. He could look to add five to ten pounds, as he may be utilized more outside of the pocker in the NFL than he was in college.
Accurary: Geno Smith can thread the ball through three defenders, right into his receiver's arms at times. It's when he's under pressure that he loses confidence in his throw placement. When being faced with more than a base four defender pass rush, Smith panics and chuck the ball to the first teammate he can find, often causing near chaos by havin it bounce off or out of a defender's hands.
Decision Making: As previously mentoined, Geno Smith becomes oblivious to the pass rush. Instead of stepping up into the pocket to avoid the edge rush, Smith instead back pedals, often times causing a horrific throwing decision or even worse, a turnover. In order for Smith to succeed consistently in the NFL, he's going to need to remain patient under pressure, and progress through his reads before deciding to chuck and pray.
Character: Smith is not on record as being a trouble maker, but has shown at times to blow a fuse with not much regard to those around him. Most recently in West Virginia's Bowl game vs. Syracuse, Smith absolutely exploded on the sidelines. Smith will most likely be asked to start from day one, and will need to garner the respect of the huddle in order to be effective. No fan base or franchise is going to tolerate a whiner, ask the Chicago Bears.
Geno Smith has been mocked in so many different places, by so many different people. I have never mocked Geno Smith to the Chiefs at first overall, simply because I don't feel he is worth that. I do think Smith could go in the top 10, but if teams around the league who are quarterback needy decide to use a band aid free agent quarterback to hold them over until the 2014 NFL Draft, Smith could see himself fall well into the late first round. When you think of Geno Smith at the next level, and who he compares to, think Jay Cutler. He will look great at times, but he will also look absolutely clueless. He's not a 'Franchise' quarteraback, but he'll quarterback a franchise.
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Geno Smith may be super efficient, racking up completions and lighting up scoreboards, but nothing screams ‘franchise quarterback’ when watching his tape. Smith’s contests against Kansas State and Texas Tech make you wonder whether this player is even worth a first round draft pick. He seems like he could be a solid stopgap type of player whose floor and ceiling are very close. While he’ll likely be a high pick (and could go first overall, depending how desperate the Chiefs/Jaguars are), don’t be surprised if he doesn’t pan out.
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At this point, Geno Smith is the favorite to be drafted #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. Now there is still plenty of time for things to change from now until the draft. Me personally, I don’t see it. He started out hot and his play seems to have gotten worse over the course of the season. I think that is blinding some people in their judgement. He’s a project. I don’t think he’s ready to start from day 1 and that seems to be the norm for quarterbacks in recent years. People see that he has all the tools but he’s got a lot of work to do to maximize his potential. Even when he does, I don’t see Geno Smith ever being a top tier quarterback but more of a serviceable starter at best. The quarterback position is at a premium more than ever in the NFL and as a result more and more college prospects are being overrated.
Another one Weaknesses: Smith has a tendency to stare down his receiver and stay locked on him too often. He sometimes relies too much on his strong arm and will force passes into tight windows. His ball placement on down field throws can be off at times when he does not get his feet set or gets pressure in his face. He plays in a shotgun spread offense attack, so not sure if he has the mechanics to play under center. He has a tendency to throw to the receiver instead of leading him sometimes. He sometimes gives defender the chance to make plays on his passes when he does not use proper mechanics or technique. He has good height, but his lean build is a concern and needs to add some bulk to his upper and lower body.
Decent post, but Geno doesn't stare down receivers as much as people say he does. If the first read is open, why wouldn't he throw to him?
HMMMMM. The Chiefs went 2 and 14, and send 6 players to probowl. There has to be an obvious problem here. We have a top 5 running back, which always makes a qb look better then they really are and we go 2 and 14. The league has changed, you cant win a super bowl without a very good or great QB. Its painfully easy to see, the biggest problem the chiefs have is the lack of qb. We could draft an LT, and still not likely to improve the team.(maybe by a win or two) WOW! maybe we could go 4 and 12 next year, BUT have 7 probowlers, how cool is that!!! And make and break even more embarrassing records.
Drafting anyone but a qb with our first would be like, Having a big hole in the fence on a big cattle farm, you buy a new fence and put it across the good part of the fence, leaving the hole unpatched hoping the cows dont find the same hole they walked through last time.
I'm not sold on any single one of the top 4 qbs but one of these will surely stand out and rise above the others in the combines.
Right now however, Geno tops that list in my book.
Im not sure where i heard it cuz it was a while back. But yeah it something to do with gang signs or gangster attitude. Im not sure but i dont want a qb who offiliates with any gangs. If that is true or not i dont know. Just what i heard. It might have been on the radio but not sure. So im open to smith but lil cautious. Plus not sold in him as a franchise qb. He didnt do that well against good defenses but nfl is diferent so im just cautious is all to get my hopes up on any qb in this draft really.
I wonder if the Raven's LT had anything to do with protecting Flacco in their SB win?
I will keep saying that this talk that we can't draft anyone but a QB at 1 is just WRONG. Sorry but it is. Are the Faiders looking great taking Russel at 1 or would you rather have Calvin Johnson? Or AP? A big part of the reason they are in the boat that they are is that they chose the WRONG QB to build around and passed on some pretty damn good players. Is that something any of us really want? Just go look at the 1999 nfl draft and the 1st round qbs there. It's a whos who of BUST. Do we really want Tim Couch,Akili Smith,Cade Mcnown? It's just not true to say we HAVE to get a QB in this draft to get better. We can get better while getting A qb elsewhere if it's not there.
There's a chance that one of the QBs in this draft will really show something in the combine if that happens I will fully support drafting that QB. But until that happens I will keep saying we can't just look at QB we have to look to get the best player. When you have 1st pick you're taking the biggest risk on that player. You have to be willing to take that risk. But you also have to make that an educated risk. If you just draft a QB because you happen to need a QB and ignore taking any other player at 1 you're setting yourself up to take a bust and passing up on some REALLY good players. That just won't get you anywhere. If a QB steps it up and moves up the rankings in the combine then it's a no brainer TAKE THAT GUY. But if no QB does then it's a no brainer take someone else that did step up.
Drafting a QB 1st this year is like having that hole in the fence and you go to town to buy the fence and the hardware store only has chicken wire on hand and you know that won't hold the cattle in are you going to waste you money buying it anyhow?