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NFL Draft: Geno Smith Continues to Impress at Scouting Combine


Dec 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith (12) warms up prior the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has been regarded as the most complete QB in this year’s draft class, and many analysts believe he’ll go in the top-10 of this year’s NFL Draft. He’s done nothing to dissapoint at this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine,

running a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, the fastest 40-time of all QBs (we don’t count Denard Robinson and his 4.36):

It’s worth noting that San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ran a 4.53 at his combine. With the Pistol Offense taking the NFL by storm, this will only boost Smith’s stock, and should keep him a top-10 pick.

It’s also worth noting that ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay ranks Smith as his top QB in the class, even if he didn’t give him  a first-round grade.

Other notable quarterback times in the 40: Florida State’s E.J. Manuel ran a 4.62, Tyler Wilson clocked a 4.94, Landry Jonesran a 5.06, and Ryan Nassib posted a 4.84.

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