Originally Posted by htismaqe
Is he Luck? No.
Can he be RG3? Possibly.
NOBODY in the upcoming draft is going to be like Luck. Nobody.
What I mentioned before is that Geno Smith is an athlete, but RGIII was freakishly athletic. It was rare to have an athlete like RGIII that also has potential to be a terrific pocket passer. Worst case scenario, RGIII is an exceptional running QB. Best case scenario, he becomes a terrific pocket passer with ability to run. He was surefire.
Geno Smith is a pocket passer who has ability to run. And so, his success will be measured by his ability to run a pro offense, read defenses, go through progressions, and he has to be exceptional at those things. He has limited track record of NFL success as a pure pro style pocket passer, other than an efficient pro style year he ran a few years ago.
So again... would I take him #1? Definitely. Is he surefire or elite? No -- there's definitely risk involved.