Originally Posted by jd1020
Both of his injuries aren't an issue with him running. It's an issue of him taking more than he's given.
He's smart... he'll learn to run out of bounds or slide.
Dude...the guy is 6'1" and 215 lbs. He's going to get blown up nearly every time. His knee got cranked not because it got hit, but because it snapped forward from the force of getting hammered by Ngata. Because he didn't slide. He thought he could get another yard or two going face first Pete Rose style and he needs to realize that the NFL is comprised of guys who are 6'4", 270 lbs. who can run just as fast as he can.
He's not a 6'3", 245 lbs. Steve Young playing in the 80's and 90's. He's not a 6'6", 260 lbs. Cam Newton. He's not a 6'4", 250 lbs. Tim Tebow. The guy isn't big. He's going to get absolutely destroyed. It's already happened twice this year alone. Those injuries start mounting up. Especially the concussions.
He's a very smart, very talented player. But he's going to have to re-invent how he plays the game if he wants any type of longevity. And that was the biggest problem that I had with him as a NFL level prospect. Guys like that just don't survive long.
And that's why I absolutely love Geno. The guy has an uncanny ability to stay in the pocket, use the protection around him in a flexible manner, keep his eyes downfield, go through his progressions quickly, find that receiver, get that ball out as quickly as I've ever seen a QB, and rocket that pigskin right to the receiver in the right place with the right velocity.
Geno's guy don't drop balls. Because he's got insane timing with his passes and he throws an absolutely beautiful ball with the correct velocity.
Straight up, I like Geno Smith better than any other potential Chiefs draft pick. Ever.