Who is Jets’ Second Round Draft Pick QB Geno Smith?
The Jets may have made the biggest splash in the 2013 NFL draft with their selection of QB Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick. The surprise pick suggests that the Jets aren't fully satisfied with the current QBs on their roster, including Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Tim Tebow, and Greg McElroy.
Geno Smith had a tremendous season in his senior season at West Virginia, throwing for over 4200 yards and 42 touchdowns. Though Smith sometimes suffers from inconsistency, he has the ability to put up points in large numbers. In one game against Baylor last season, he threw for over 600 yards and 8 touchdowns. In the Mountaineers bowl game, he was outplayed by Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, who was also on the board when the Jets selected.
New Jets GM John Idzik proved that he is not afraid of taking risks. Smith may turn out to be a great selection, though his college career suggests mediocrity in the pros. It's unlikely that Smith will start right away, giving him time to mature and learn from the QBs on the current roster. Jets' fans can expect Smith to get a chance to within 2 years, and he could provide a spark for the Jets' offense this season is Sanchez struggles early on.