I have some hope in him, I do, but a lot of his yards were made after the catch at WVU and he was very inconsistent. Also, he and Stedman Bailey had a connection that went farther than WVU. He won't have here, nor does he have an Austin. Kerley is the closest thing he has while I like Kerley, he's no Austin.
There's hope in Geno Smith. That's why he was considered by most to be the best QB in this draft, but he's no sure thing and he's going to be a project.
Nothing we can do now but get behind him.
He's better than Kaepernick was when he was coming out. They were picked in about the same place, as well. Hopefully the Jets bring him along like the 49ers brought along Kaepernick.
I am not sure what every expects from a prospect to feel good about the pick. But Geno ran an uptempo offense (to the time of running over 100 plays a game) meaning that he runs a quick huddle and gets the ball out quick.
He threads the needle when his mechanics are good. Granted a lot of Austin's catches were screens but Bailey had 25 TDs this year and doeasnt have elite speed. 71% completion percentage. And we are not talking about Pennington's dink and dunk offense over inflating his compl %.
He has a cannon of an arm and can sling it down the field better than every QB we have had since Vinny (minus the Favre rental).
And he is mobile and a threat to run - and this is an element that I cannot remember a Jet QB ever having.