I know SNR was on it early as well and like I said, I have really liked Smith since his sophomore year.
I think CE posted that watching the Orange Bowl where Geno tore it up. It was his game against LSU of his junior year that really cemented it for me. There was no less than 5 first round NFL picks on that defense and he just kept going for broke and making plays with guys hanging on him all game long.
What he did against Clemson in the Orange Bowl and this season was simply icing on the cake. (Though, that OU game is, as it's been stated, remarkable and does show his potential. Unbelievable performance. If you don't think that this guy can't throw a team on his back and do everything he can to get that win after watching that game then I don't what to tell you. Be happy supporting the pick of Joeckel or Te'o then. I don't know what else to say.)