West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback prospect Geno Smith has been mocked to the New York Jets in some 2013 NFL Mock Drafts, including a mock done by New England Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss. Although the Jets are expected to stay put with Mark Sanchez and David Garrard, the team could definitely take a quarterback like Smith in the second-round. In fact, Smith could be a very good value for the Jets with the 39th pick after his fall out of the first round. The Jets were never expected to take Smith in the first round, but nobody has ruled out the Jets taking Smith in the second.
In fact, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets “will take a good, hard look at Geno Smith today.” Smith’s tumble has been met with quite some frustration by the West Virginia product, as it was Florida State’s E.J. Manuel who was the first quarterback taken off the board. Could two AFC East teams draft quarterbacks in the first two rounds?
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, and Philadelphia Eagles are three teams drafting before the Jets who could potentially take Geno Smith off the board then, and I don’t think the Jets will be too upset if Smith is taken off the board before them. But if he is still around at 39, the Jets will indeed have to take a close look at Smith.
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