According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets have :”warmed” to former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith after attending his pro day.
It was widely reported March 14 that Jets senior personnel executive Terry Bradway attended the West Virginia pro day, headlined by QB Geno Smith. Turns out that Bradway was accompanied by offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The Jets’ contingent had some private time with Smith, and they came away very impressed. The Jets have warmed to Smith since last month’s scouting combine, where he didn’t blow people away with his interviews. Some feel that may have been caused by fatigue (the combine can be a grind), but he certainly redeemed himself in the eyes of the Jets.
Do they like him enough to pick him ninth overall (if he lasts that long)? I honestly don’t know. My sense is the Jets will ride out 2013 with their current cast of quarterbacks (plus maybe another veteran) and look for their quarterback of the future next year. But it would make for some interesting draft-room conversation if Smith slips to the Jets.
If Smith is available at when the Jets are on the clock, I’d bet my house on them taking him. I don’t think they can pass up the chance to land him.