Despite a lot of hype from the media, the West Virginia Quarterback remains on the board as the second round begins.
While many past players, scouts and critics believed that Geno Smith was to be selected as high as number two on many mock draft boards, it turned out reality was a lot harsher to Smith, as he sat and watched 32 other players have their names called out while he could do nothing but watch.
It was a rude awakening for Geno Smith Thursday evening, as the once touted first overall pick will go no early than number 33, as every NFL team passed him over with their first round selections.
The Quarterback was given high praise throughout the scouting regime, performed well at the combine, and was given glowing reports by teams after having private workouts with the 22-year old.
However when it came down to it, teams just didn’t see enough in him to be an immediate starter that warranted them using their first round pick on him.
Geno Smith does display all the intangibles and skills that are needed in an NFL QB, and this drop in to the second round has no reflection on his skills as a passer. The reason for the drop is that QB needy teams know that they can draft a talented player at another position early, safe in the fact that either Smith or another similarly talented Quarterback in the second round.
The Jacksonville Jaguars currently hold the first pick in the second round, and while they could well use that pick to select Geno, a few teams may make a push for a trade, and get the signal caller themselves, either way, expect Smith to be off the draft board very early on day two.