Originally Posted by Three7s
Seeing as you watched quite a bit of Gabbert, would you say Smith is at a higher level at this point?
From what I've seen? Yeah. Now, I didn't watch every single throw Smith made in college (like I did with Gabbert). But I have seen enough to feel confident Geno is a better prospect overall.
He doesn't match Gabbert's physical ability, not quite. But he gets more out of what he has than Gabbert. Size is similar. Smith isn't probably as straight-line fast, but he's much craftier in the pocket and uses his mobility better. Arm strength is an edge to Gabbert, but Smith's is still very good.
Biggest differences are pocket presence/accuracy. Smith has them in spades. Gabbert didn't.