According to Peter King of SI.com, the Jaguars are “preliminarily” interested in taking West Virginia QB Geno Smith at No. 2 overall.
Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley recently mentioned that they came away very impressed with Smith following his pro day workout.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has tossed out the Raiders as a potential landing spot for Smith multiple times now and there’s a growing sense around the league that Smith is now worthy of a top-ten pick.
We’re beginning to enter the period of the year where there’s a lot of smoke coming from NFL teams to disguise their draft plans, so it’s hard to say whether or not there’s genuine interest in taking him as high as No. 2 or 3 overall. This could always be an attempt by Jaguars and Raiders to drum up some interest in Geno with the hope of possibly trading back.
We have Geno going to the Bills at No. 8 overall in our recent 2013 NFL Mock Draft.