Report: Jets to host quarterback Geno Smith
Could a high-profile sixth candidate enter the fray?
According to a report by NFL.com'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.