Geno Smith applaudes the Kansas City Chiefs for selecting him first overall, so do we. (Photo:Tyler Evert)
KCCD Writer: Elliot Dennis
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The Chiefs were awful this season. The biggest need (by far) is quarterback. With Pioli gone, the new GM will almost certainly use this pick to draft his own guy.
Smith was awesome this season. He completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,004 yards, 40 touchdowns, and only six interceptions. He started the year with monstrous performances but was cooled down against Texas Tech and Kansas State.
The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder has prototypical NFL size for quarterbacks. His skillset is what you look for in a franchise QB. He makes good reads and shows great vision. He has great accuracy, but his arm isn’t “elite” but is very good (but neither was Aaron Rodgers). Smith can also make plays with his feet. The biggest thing he needs to work on is his footwork, but that can be coached.
The Chiefs finally get their man.