In the 2013 NFL Draft, the quarterback quality is limited, but the one man that most draft experts rank high is West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. According to NFL.com on Feb. 24, Smith did a lot to impress NFL teams with his performance at the 2013 NFL Combine.
Smith is a pocket passer, and was one of the best in the 2012 college football season. He threw for over 4,000 yards for the second consecutive season and finished his four-year college career with 98 touchdown passes and only 21 interceptions. His quarterback rating in 2012 was an impressive 163.9.
However, at the 2013 NFL Combine, he showed that there was more to his game than just accurate passing. He ran an official 40-yard dash time of 4.59, faster than E.J. Manuel (4.65), Tyler Wilson (4.95) and Landry Jones (5.11). Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, two of the most athletic young quarterbacks in the NFL in 2012 both ran in the 4.55 range, making Geno Smith look more attractive than ever.
Smith was also the leader among quarterbacks in the broad jump, hitting 10'4" which wasn't only the best of the 2013 NFL Combine but also matched Andrew Luck's class-high number from 2012. He also jumped 33.5 in. in the vertical jump, second to E.J. Manuel.