NFL Draft

Jets pick Geno Smith in second round

Admin - April 26, 2013

The New York Jets finally went offense in the second round, as they selected QB Geno Smith from West Virginia. Smith, 6'3", 218 lbs, has the size and ability to be a starter in the NFL. In his senior year Smith threw for 4,205 yards, completing 71.2% of his passes, 42 TD, 6 INT. He appeared to be a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy during a red-hot start to 2012, but then ran into significant issues in blowout losses to Texas Tech and Kansas State.

STRENGTHS: Smith displays excellent accuracy (71.2% in senior year) and is a very good deep ball passer. He pretty much possesses all of the traits scouts are looking for in a franchise quarterback. Additionally, he's shown good ball security (something the Jets clearly didn't have with QB Mark Sanchez) and also has the touch and accuracy to lead his receivers away from defenders. Smith is a hard worker who spends a lot of time in the film room. He's also a good fit in the West Coast offense that the Gang Green are going to run with the new offensive coordinator.

WEAKNESSES: His confidence was shaken noticeably during the 2012 season. Smith's accuracy could be inconsistent at times and sometimes he misses plays that he could make with his feet. He isn’t as NFL-ready as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were coming out last year, but he definitely is a prospect that you can try and build a team around.