Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (13) participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith Shines at West Virginia Pro Day


The West Virginia Mountaineers held their Pro Day for NFL scouts and personnel on Thursday and a number of representatives from around the league came to check out the top West Virginia stars. The prospects that drew the most attention from the teams were quarterback Geno Smith, who nearly everyone rates as the No. 1 player at his position, and wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.

During the workout that was put together by Geno Smith’s personal coach and former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke, the potential top five draft pick completed 60 of 64 passes.

The number would have been higher for Smith, but two of the passes were dropped by Bailey.

According to those who were in attendance at the Pro Day, Geno Smith looked spectacular and Tavon Austin was just as impressive.

It is good news for both players, especially Smith, who is looking to be one of the top selections in April.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals all had high ranking team officials at the Pro Day. That is important to note because all four teams pick in the top ten and could benefit from adding a quarterback. The Chiefs, Jaguars, Raiders and pick at No. 1, No. 2 and  No. 3, respectively.

For Austin, he looks poised to be one of the first three receivers selected and could find his way into the bottom of round one.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Football Geno Smith West Virginia Mountaineers