February 22, 2013
No. 1 QB Geno Smith exudes confidence, not cockiness
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith out-runs Clemson defenders during the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl game in Miami, January 4, 2012. (REUTERS file photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Understand, Geno Smith isn't cocky. He's just confident.

Widely regarded as the No. 1 quarterback in this year's NFL draft class, Smith succeeded in explaining that at his Friday news conference at the scouting combine.

"I don't feel any pressure," the product of West Virginia University said. "I'm totally confident in my abilities. I'm not cocky or trying to say I'm this all-world player right now, because I have many areas I need to grow. But I do feel like I have a great, tremendous skill set, and that I have an opportunity to showcase that. And it's something I look forward to."

Smith will take part in the seven athleticism drills as well as passing drills, as hundreds of coaches and talent evaluators from the NFL's 32 clubs intently observe from the field, stands and luxury boxes.



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