Jets selected West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the No. 39 overall pick.
The most discussed prospect in this year's draft class is the second quarterback off the board, and vaults to the top of the Jets' quarterback situation. Smith (6-3, 218) was a three-year starter whose career took off under Dana Holgorsen last season. Smith set career bests in completion rate (71.2), TD-to-INT ratio (42:6), and passer rating (163.9), only taking 19 sacks in 13 games. His 42 TDs led the nation. Smith's performance declined as the year wore on, however, as his footwork got sloppy and his field vision regressed. Smith has starting-caliber arm strength and accuracy when set, but missed too many open throws late in 2012. His pocket presence is inconsistent. Regardless, there's little doubt he's being drafted as Mark Sanchez's replacement, and not "competition." It's a new era for the Jets, who have come away with three very good players with their first three picks.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:07:00 PM