Matt LaPan

A Look Inside The 2013 Quarterback Class

Created on Mar. 21, 2013 6:40 PM EST

Geno Smith

Pros: Smith is by far the most NFL-ready prospect in the 2013 class. He is a big, strong, athletic quarterback with an NFL-ready arm. Strong arm allows him to make every throw on the field, especially down the field. Scouts rave over his compact release. A very experienced player who has grown by leaps-and-bounds. His experience has allowed him to learn how to find his second and third reads. His biggest asset might be his confidence. Smith is an very good quarterback and he knows it, exuding confidence and leadership.

Cons: Proving how tough it will be to judge this class, Smith has a lot of questions to go with all that he does well. Smith took almost every snap of his college career from the shotgun and struggled in the few opportunities he had under center. Smith also struggles to make pre-snap reads and often relies on calls from the sideline. Smith is also very reluctant to use his athletic ability, often holding the ball too long and leaving a lot of yards on the field.

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