Geno Smith & Tavon Austin Impress at West Virginia Mountaineers' Pro Day

By Mike Atkinson
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Geno Smith and Tavon Austin impressed NFL scouts at the West Virginia Mountaineers’ pro day earlier this week.

Smith improved his draft stock further by completing 60 of 65 passes or scouts. Initially thought to be the number one overall pick in the draft to the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith fell slightly after he chose not to attend the senior bowl.

Smith bounced back with a strong showing at the NFL scouting combine. Now, after his performance at WVU’s pro day, he should be a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.

Many experts predict Smith to the Arizona Cardinals as the seventh overall pick. The Cardinals released backup quarterback Kevin Kolb earlier today, which frees up a quarterback spot on the roster.

Geno Smith put on a show at WVU’s pro day, but Tavon Austin stole the show. Austin continues to impress NFL scouts and continues to improve his draft stock. Austin was originally projected as a late first round pick at the end of the college football season.

After an outstanding performance at the NFL combine, Austin jumped up to middle to first round pick in the draft. Austin was the second fastest wide receiver in the draft and missed Chris Johnson’s NFL Scouting Combine record by only a tenth of a second.

Many NFL experts and analysts have included Austin on their lists of sleepers in this year’s draft and have said that Austin has the skills to be taken much earlier than initially predicted. Now, after his strong showing at the pro day, Austin looks to be a high to middle first round draft pick.

Also of note at WVU’s pro day, was former WVU star Pat White, who looked to spark an NFL comeback by trying out.

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