Monday, March 11, 2013
Eagles targeting Geno Smith?
By Tim Kavanagh
Each offseason, personnel executives from NFL teams promise that they'll leave no stone unturned as they search for talent that can help their organization. The Philadelphia Eagles are certainly embodying that idea this offseason, particularly when it comes to the QB position.
After signing G.J. Kinne recently -- giving them five quarterbacks on the roster (Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Edwards and Dennis Dixon the others) -- the club had high-ranking representatives put West Virginia QB Geno Smith through a private workout on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. Those "high-ranking representatives?" Oh, just owner Jeffrey Lurie, GM Howie Roseman and HC Chip Kelly. No big deal.
Some have speculated that this action is meant to spur interest on the part of QB-needy teams in either trading up to the Eagles' spot at No. 4 overall, or ahead of them, leaving one of the prospects that the Eagles actually want still on the board. However, Vick is only really around for one more season. Foles and the rest may not be a great fit. If Kelly believes that Smith can be the man to run his new, NFL-style offense (either right away as a rookie or a year from now), wouldn't it make sense to draft him? There's some additional intrigue as the opening night of the draft approaches.