There have been numerous reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars are unhappy with their current quarterback situation, which has led to speculation that they would like to select former West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith with the second-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Today, that speculation has gained even more steam.
West Virginia is holding their Pro Day today and the Jaguars have made their way to Morgantown in full force.
According to multiple reports, the Jaguars have sent general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley to the Pro Day so they can get a closer look at Geno Smith, the top quarterback in this year’s draft.
Smith was once considered as a potential candidate for the No. 1 pick in the draft, but that talk fell off once the Kansas City Chiefs traded for Alex Smith.
Now, Geno Smith is gaining momentum as a top five pick once again with the Jaguars showing serious interest and the Philadelphia Eagles bringing him in for a private workout. The Oakland Raiders have also had interest. At this point, it is hard to imagine Smith getting out of the top five.
Of course, this could be great news for the Chiefs.
If teams truly believe Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia are looking at Smith, a team like the Buffalo Bills could decide they want to move up to the first pick to grab Smith before any of his other potential suitors. Oakland or Philadelphia could also look to leapfrog the Jags if they are really interested in Smith.
This is playing out very well for the Chiefs.
As the interest in Smith build with the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 picks, the top spot is gaining even more value.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out as we get closer to April’s draft, but at this point, it looks like you can pencil Geno Smith in as a top ten lock.