February 24, 2013
Geno Smith, QBs throw no one for a loop
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith picks up yardage as Clemson defenders close in during the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl NCAA football game in Miami, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)

The quarterbacks have thrown at the NFL scouting combine.

Unsurprisingly, no one threw anyone for a loop.

Indeed, the consensus appears to be that Geno Smith is in fact the best of a mediocre lot. And he did not impress anyone to believe he should be picked No. 1 overall.

Inconsistency plagued all 14 prospects who threw Sunday at the league’s annual inspection convention.

I was among a small group of reporters allowed to enter the stands to watch the second group of seven quarterbacks partake in specific passing drills with combine wide receivers.

(Reporters otherwise are confined all week to an interview/work room at Lucas Oil Stadium).


The QBs I observed, in addition to Smith, included E.J. Manuel of Florida State, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, Matt Scott of Arizona, Brad Sorensen of Southern Utah, James Vandenberg of Iowa and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas.


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