2013 NFL Mock Draft: Will the Kansas City Chiefs Select Geno Smith With First Pick?

By Dan Parzych
(Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports)

Despite how things played out in 2012, expectations are high for the Kansas City Chiefs heading into 2013 now that they have Andy Reid on board as head coach. After recording jus two wins all of last year, it shouldn’t be hard to surpass expectations this year in Kansas City, but with the No. 1 pick–would the team consider selecting Geno Smith?

Plenty of 2013 NFL Mock Drafts have Smith going No. 1 to the Chiefs as many believe Reid would like the opportunity to develop a quarterback of his own. Matt Cassel and Bray Quinn showed plenty of struggles throughout the 2012 season and it’s safe to say Reid would prefer to have his own project than try to work with either of these two quarterbacks.

Take a look at what Reid did throughout his career in Philadelphia between Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, and Michael Vick. If one thing is clear, it’s Reid loves to develop his own types of quarterbacks and with the potential shown by Smith–this may end up being the perfect fit in Kansas City.

Even if Smith did struggle in the second half of the season for West Virginia, it’s hard to ignore the potential he showed when his name was in the hunt for the Heisman Trophy in the first half of the regular season. If anyone is capable of developing a potential quarterback into an elite one, it would be Reid–which is why this pick almost seems too good to be true for the Chiefs once April rolls around.


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