Thread: NFL Draft Geno Smith fans roll call
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #3846
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Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501 View Post
Fair point. But again... What always intrigued me about rgIII is I always believed the more likely worse case scenario is a qb who holds on to the ball too long but can use his legs to throw downfield. Even if geno has the pocket presence to do it, he just can't move away from the pocket in the same way rgIII can. You can't design an offense to move him around the pocket in nearly the same creative way.

And as I've said... His upside is he becomes an exceptional passer with exceptional ability to extend plays and stretch the field in ways that are uncommon.

His athleticism turns him into a prospect geno can't be.
You are overplaying RGIII's speed as something that makes him more mobile, while underplaying the fact that Geno has exceptional mobility.

Yes, RGIII is faster, but they both have outstanding ability to break containment, and they both have outstanding ability to make plays with their arms when they get outside the pocket.

RGIII's speed just makes him more dangerous as a runner if everything else breaks down, but Smith is more advanced at keeping his head downfield, and not just checking down once he gets outside the pocket.
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