2013 Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Prospect: QB Geno Smith


Now that the scramble for soon-to-be Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is over, the Cleveland Browns can now begin focusing on who their next quarterback can be. Of course, 29-year-old Brandon Weeden is still on the roster and most likely will be the starter next season, but a little competition may be what he needs to solidify his position. Geno Smith from West Virginia would be the best choice if the Browns were to go after a quarterback in this year’s draft and many believe there are numerous reasons as to why that is.

Smith finished his senior season with 4,205 passing yards after completing 369 out of 518 pass attempts (71.2 percent). The top-rated quarterback on most NFL draft big boards also ended the campaign with 42 touchdown passes while throwing only six interceptions.

Smith has been called inconsistent and that could be a fair statement, but when it comes to production, he has the potential to put up stellar numbers on any given day. The projected first-round pick threw for at least 320 yards in seven games and in a 70-63 win over Baylor, the Miami, Florida native exploded for 656 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions. His quarterback rating was a combined 163.9 on the year and with a little more help around him, he could have been a top Heisman candidate.

At 6-3, 208 pounds, Smith is an average-sized NFL quarterback, but he does add mobility. After running the fastest 40-time at the NFL combine among quarterbacks with a 4.59 (the same time as Cam Newton), Smith has turned some heads. His mechanics tend to lack consistency, but with as much upside as he brings, it would be surprising to see any other quarterback drafted before him.

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  • BigDawgy54

    AMEN! You have to sometimes take a chance to get the quarterback you need. Weeden was a huge reach….not a mere chance.
    Gino Smith has the tangible skills to become a quality NFL starter. He has youth on his side. He has speed. He has a good arm. He has much more to work with than Brandon Weeden.
    With the cap friendlier system in place, the Browns would be well served to draft Smith “IF” he was to fall to them at the #6 spot.

  • disqus_Lz4rO9OliQ

    Gino is not a NFL QB he struggled with the better defenses in the big 12 what do you think he will do at the next level ? I watched several of his games there is something missing there I just can’t put a finger on it. Besides I think Weeden will be much better next year with a good coach and hopefully with at least on go to reciever.