They attended the West Virginia pro day to watch Geno Smith last week, but the Jacksonville Jaguars, holders of the second overall pick are certainly sounding very interested in the Mountaineers signal caller.
Jaguars new head coach Gus Bradley, much like Bills GM Buddy Nix and Assistant GM Doug Whaley took in Smith’s pro day last week in Morgantown.
“I had high expectations, but I think I came out of there feeling even better,” Bradley told the Florida Times-Union. “I sat down with him and I just wanted to see how he would be once he entered our building. Are people going to gravitate toward him? Is he going to be a leader? Is he going to be a guy everybody backs and will he allow that to happen?
“And I wanted to see his competitiveness. Is he going to come into the building and will it be a deal where it’s his team and somebody will have to take it away from him?”
The general consensus from the outside is the Jaguars have too many other positional needs to take a quarterback second overall, and they still believe that Blaine Gabbert deserves an opportunity to compete for the starting job after being made a first-round pick two years ago.
“We’ll get it pared down to 10 guys and we’ll take a hard look at them,” Bradley told the Times-Union. “The evaluation is never-ending. We’re going to watch the tape, meet with people, talk to the players and make sure it’s the right pick for us.”
Tags: 2013 NFL draft, Geno Smith, Pro days
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