“I have been hearing about that, honestly, too. Geno Smith was a great player at West Virginia. He has done some great things. He could probably fit right in with this offense,” said DeSean Jackson in an interview with NFL Network.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is in town for an official visit with the Eagles, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound signal-caller spent yesterday with the Kansas City Chiefs and has been at the center of draft conversation the past couple of days. A Pro Football Weekly report earlier this week slammed Smith for his work ethic, among other things. As Tim noted this morning, Smith stood up for himself, calling the labels “untrue.”
Others refuted the claims as well.
Most scouts, evaluators and analysts seem to have at least some questions about Geno Smith as a top-level prospect.
Some believe his flaws are fixable and think he should be without question the top quarterback off the board in April’s draft. Others think he’s no more than a second-round talent.
But Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki recently took his criticism to another level, slamming Smith in his pre-draft scouting report.
When Geno Smith recounted his private workout with the Eagles, he did so with a big smile on his face.
That according to Heisman Trophy winner and Director at IMG Academy Chris Weinke, who is working with Smith to help fine-tune the quarterback’s game in front of the NFL Draft.
“He was asked to make a lot of throws and plays with his feet,” said Weinke in a phone conversation with Birds 24/7. “He felt there was a comfortable fit with the people, he felt comfortable in the classroom. He thought he did very well.”
The latest Eagles draft buzz, including notes on Geno Smith’s journey to the NFL, Chip Kelly’s interest in Arizona’s Matt Scott and Mike Mayock on EJ Manuel.
Andy Reid opened it back up on Tuesday at the AFC coaches breakfast.
“That doesn’t mean Geno is out of the water,” said Reid, surrounded by a group of Philadelphia reporters during the second day of the owners meetings. “I’m going to keep my eyes open on everybody. I think Geno is a good quarterback. We’ll just see how it all goes, get this workout thing going.”