Eagles’ Brass Work Out Geno Smith

The Eagles’ brass traveled to Morgantown, W. Va. today to work out quarterback Geno Smith, a league source confirmed.

Pro Football Talk first had the report.

Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie made the trip to meet with Smith, who is expected to be the first quarterback off the board in April’s draft.

This is the time of year where teams do their due diligence on draft prospects. But Lurie’s presence at the workout is interesting. Perhaps the team is really interested in taking Smith with the No. 4 pick, and the owner wants to get a look at the QB prospect. Or perhaps the Eagles want to create the impression that they’re interested in Smith for trade purposes.

Smith (6-2, 218) threw 98 touchdowns and 21 interceptions as a three-year starter for the Mountaineers. He completed 71.2 percent of his passes.

Earlier this month, we rounded up what draft analysts like Mike Mayock and Greg Cosell thought of Smith.

As we’ve stated in the past, the key here is what Kelly thinks of Smith. If he believes Smith has a high ceiling and can be a franchise QB, the Eagles absolutely have to consider him with the No. 4 pick.

A couple weeks ago, I ran down five players the Eagles could take in the first round, and Smith made the cut.

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