My biggest concern with Geno, is just, I mean where is the production? Anybody can realistically throw for 700 yards in a game. Lord knows I did it 5 times this week in Madden. Color me unimpressed.
“On the real” though, I am a big fan of his. I think his arm strength/velocity is great. Not elite, but very good. What separates him to me, is his ability to take calculated risks combined with his awesome ball placement. It’s one thing to throw little to no interceptions because you avoid all risk, but it’s another when it’s because you are making great throws combined with great decisions.
I see him as a near perfect PC type QB (mobile, good arm, smart, disciplined). Unfortunately, no chance we get him barring a monumental trade and/or catastrophic failure to end the year. Don’t see either happening.
What are your thoughts on Xavier Rhodes? If he is there do we take him? I know WR is a need but Rhodes just screams the type of corner Carroll looks for.
I’m not a big fan personally. I’m thinking R3 range. I know a lot of others would disagree with that.
Rob, suppose RW continues to improve and he is our QBOTF and Geno Smith was available to us to draft in R-2, would you do it? He likely wont slip past the top 10 so it’s really moot anyway. But IF we could grab Geno Smith in the 2nd, he is money in the bank for our Hawks. We could then cut Flynn and groom Geno to eventually net us a #1 and much more, thoughts?
Well yeah, I think you would take him although I’d have to question why everyone else passed to that point. It’s unlikely to happen unless he melts down the rest of the year.
Interesting. This is the first I’ve watched much of him this year. His mechanics are unique. The way he brings the ball back and releases it, his footwork, the way he seems to kind of “place” his deep throws… they all make me question him for a little while–until I realized they really reminded me of someone. Robert Griffin III. I’m definitely not saying they’re the same QB, just that it gives me reason to stay short of any strong evaluative statements.
As far as his much-heralded accuracy, I didn’t see much of it in this game. It came and went. He had some insane throws into extremely tight coverage (a couple he really forced in there that probably should’ve gone elsewhere). But he also missed high a number of times and his receivers bailed him out in several of those instances.
Anyways, at this point, I’d probably place him lower than RG3 or Luck as a prospect, maybe somewhere between Locker and Newton a couple years ago. He has some strengths that Newton and/or Locker definitely didn’t have, and he has weaknesses too. I think Barkley is more “pro-ready,” though Geno likely has the eventual higher ceiling.
On another note, holy crap Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Where do I sign up?
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