Report: Jets to host quarterback Geno Smith

04/08/2013 5:42 PM ET
By Grant Tunkel

Geno Smith, who worked out at West Virginia's Pro Day in mid-March, completed over 71 percent of his passes in 2012 at West Virginia.(AP)
With the 2013 NFL Draft set for later this month, the Jets' quarterback situation remains in flux. Five QBs are under contract with Gang Green: Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms, David Garrard and, yes, even Tim Tebow.

Could a high-profile sixth candidate enter the fray?

According to a report by's Ian Rapoport, the Jets will host West Virginia signal-caller Geno Smith on Wednesday and Thursday. Smith will visit the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.

Regarded as the draft's top quarterback prospect, Smith threw for over 4,200 yards each of the past two seasons at WVU. In 2012, he tossed 42 touchdown passes against six interceptions. But his inconsistent play during the Mountaineers' five-game losing streak and their 38-14 loss to Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl have caused his draft stock to slip.

The possibility remains, however, that Smith will be selected in the top 10. Cleveland, which drafted Brandon Weeden in the first round a year ago, selects at No. 6. The Jets hold the No. 9 overall pick.

Kansas City (No. 1 overall), Oakland (No. 3), Arizona (No. 7) and Buffalo (No. 8) each acquired a quarterback during the offseason, making those teams unlikely destinations for Smith. comments