NFL Draft News at YouWager: Geno Smith Defends Himself

Geno Smith has defended himself against a scouting report that has doubted his skills. The quarterback has said “it’s untrue in all things,” and his former coach added he can “start in the NFL from day one.”

Pro Football Weekly draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki has delivered a scouting report that has raised debate much like a critical report he wrote in regards to Cam Newton before he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL draft.

According to Smith, he heard about the scouting report when his former quarterbacks coach with the West Virginia Mountaineers, Jake Spavital, called him to discuss it.

Spavital, now Johnny Manziel’s quarterbacks coach with the Texas A&M Aggies, told reporters that he was “laughing” with Smith when discussing the report and told the quarterback, “Welcome to the business.”

According to Spavital the Florida native, who led the nation with 42 touchdown passes this past football season, a “dream come true for a coach.”

YouWager experts learned that earlier this week Smith visited the Kansas City Chiefs, who own the No. 1 overall pick. Furthermore, today he also will visit the Philadelphia Eagles, who own the No. 4 overall selection.