The Kansas City Chiefs sure seem like they are committed to QB Alex Smith but that didn’t stop them from doing their due diligence on West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
Smith’s Pro Day was today and according CBS Sports, the Chiefs had “high-raking officials” in attendance.
Smith’s college playbook from the “Air Raid” system was mostly horizontal and crossing route dependent. Intermediate accuracy is his greatest strength. What evaluators need to see if whether Smith can throw on the move, maintain his balance and accuracy on rollouts and waggle design, and throw with zip while hitting targets at 25-plus yards and beyond.
Thursday’s pro day was attended by 28 of 32 NFL teams. The Eagles worked out Smithearlier in the week and ran him through an unrehearsed, full-scale passing workout that exceeded 80 throws. Bills general manager Buddy Nix was present as were high-ranking reps for the Chiefs (No. 1), Jaguars (No. 2), Raiders (No. 3), Browns (6) and Cardinals (7), among others.
Smith reportedly completed 60 of 64 passes with two drops by one of his receivers.
It seems almost impossible that the Chiefs would select Smith with the #1 overall pick. The team traded multiple draft picks to the 49ers for Smith and last night, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Smith was the team’s starting QB.
In a way, after what Smith went through in San Francisco, it would seem almost cruel if the Chiefs took Geno Smith No. 1. Even if the team maintained that they didn’t think Smith was ready and that they wanted him to sit on the bench and learn, the second Smith slipped up, people would be calling for Smith to replace him.
You can never say never in the NFL but it sure seems like the Chiefs are going all-in on Alex Smith. Still, Geno performed will and is showing that he is a first-round talent. Chances are, one of the QB-needy teams in the top ten, will select Smith.
That means instead of being a Chief, Geno Smith could endup eing a Jaguar, Bill, Jet or (groan) a Raider.
What do you think, Addicts? Did the Chiefs make a big mistake basically ruling out Geno Smith? Will you be mad if he ends up with the Raiders?