West Virginia held their NFL Pro Day last week, and IMG Academy NFL Combine Trainee, Geno Smith, left coaches, scouts and media in awe.
This is coming on the heels of a great NFL Combine performance, which solidified him as the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s draft class. At 6-foot-2, 218 lbs, Smith showed great athleticism when he clocked in a 4.59 40-yard dash at the Combine. This solidified him as a first-round draft pick, but many still questioned whether he had the arm for a top five, or even a top 10 pick.
Smith answered those questions in spectacular fashion at his Pro Day, completing 60-of-64 passes (two of which were drops) in front of the 28 NFL franchises in attendance. Immediately following the workout, Smith gave his mom a hug in small celebration of his performance.
Smith trained for more than six weeks at IMG Academy with former Heisman Trophy winner and IMG Academy Director of Football, Chris Weinke, to develop his footwork and his big arm capabilities. Obviously, that hard work paid off in a big way after his impressive pro day.
West Virginia coach, Dana Holgerson, told USA Today, “I’m hearing he’s probably going to be a top five, top 10 pick.”
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said onPath to the Draft, “There’s no doubt that from a talent level, he’s a top-10 pick.”
Up next for Smith is a private workout on March 22 with the Buffalo Bills, who hold the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Interview with Ron Jaworski of ESPN after Pro Day:
Pictures from Geno Smith's training at IMG Academy: