Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
It is an interesting article, but the data seems kind of wonky. According to the article, Smith completed 205 out of 297 passes in those games for a 69% completion percentage. On the ESPN website, however, he completed 216 out of 307 passes for a 70.3% completion percentage. I wonder where the discrepancy arises from and how where the missing passing attempts/completions would map out according to the article.
I would also really like to see how this compares to other top notch QBs not only in the draft, but in the NFL as well.
You know the scouts have mapped out all his completions for every game, and this may be why the brain trust in the FO aren't sold on him being a franchise QB. That said, where Geno is extremely accurate seems to be ideally suited for a WCO that Reid likes to play.
If anything, his accuracy would be increased if the stats matched those on the ESPN website. I'm also not sure that people in FOs around the league are so down on him - the vast majority of the time that we hear about Geno being a weak QB class-topper is from the media. The kinds of things we've heard from people like Dorsey are things you'd hear any GM with the number one pick say in any other year. "There is no clear #1 pick at this time." "No, we haven't necessarily committed to using that pick on a QB." There are more than three months until the draft, and even if they are down on the guy, they won't publicly say so yet.