West Virginia QB Geno Smith may be a pocket passer but he is showing at the NFL Scouting Combine that he has got some wheels if he chooses to use them.
Smith busted out a 4.56 40-yard dash on his first attempt. On his second attempt, Smith locked in a 4.6o. All times are unofficial until later in the day.
Last year, Andrew Luck ran a 4.59 and RG3 ran a 4.41.
While Smith doesn’t take off and run like RG3, he certainly has enough speed to make some things happen with his legs at the next level.
Smith is entering the weekend with a number of questions about whether or not he is worth a high first-round draft pick. Showing today that he does indeed have the wheels to make plays will certainly not hurt his stock.
The big test for Smith will come a bit later today when he actually throws the football. Smith started the season hot at West Virginia but later in the season he faltered and showed some inconsistency.
We’ve seen in the past that prospects can significantly boost their stock at the Combine. Last year, not a lot of people had heard much about Dontari Poe until he ran his 40.