The New York Jets selected West Virginia QB Geno Smith as the 7th pick of the 2nd round (39th overall).

Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s offense is a west coast one, but – in its height like with the Eagles – takes shots down the field. In QB Michael Vick’s renaissance season, Vick was 4th with 8.1 yards per-attempt, a great feat in his first full season as starter.

Geno’s main issues have been leadership and mechanics. Almost any QB coming out of college not named Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III has serious flaws in their game (for the record, Russell Wilson did struggle reading the field early in his season with the Seahawks). Geno’s flaws seem fixable, and his constant stime in the video room and studying offenses shows he – at minimum – is willing to do the work to become a better leader.

Geno Smith scans the field very quickly, has shown he can throw the ball accurately – both of which are important in the west coast offense – and can break the pocket (important with the Jets’ offensive line).

Expect the Jets to persist in trying to trade Tim Tebow, and also perhaps release or trade Mark Sanchez (but he would count $12.4m against the cap in 2013) or David Garrard.

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