Geno Smith Selected By The New York Jets In The 2013 NFL Draft


Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (13) participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia QB Geno Smith has been selected by the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft. From the moment the 2012 season ended, Kansas City Chiefs began debating whether or not their team should should select Geno Smith with the No. 1 overall pick.

Some fans argued that Smith was more than worth the top selection while other questioned his abilities. In the end, NFL GMs sided with the doubters and Smith slid all the way into the second round. In fact, though most considered Smith the top prospect, it was Florida State’s E.J. Manuel that went in the first round, to the Buffalo Bills.

Geno Smith was finally selected with the 39th overall pick. He will join the QB circus in New York, that now includes former first round picks Mark Sanchez and the always controversial Tim Tebow. It will be interesting to see how Geno Smith performs in the NFL, especially under the gaze of the harsh New York media.

Though the Chiefs didn’t end up taking Geno Smith, I think KC fans will follow his career closely. If he is a star, Chiefs fans will havre to lament what might of been. If Geno is a bust and Alex Smith leads the Chiefs to a Super Bowl, the Chiefs faithful will look back on the 2013 offseason as a work of art by GM John Dorsey and Andy Reid.

How do you think it will turn out?