How Geno Smith Compares to Similar NFL Quarterbacks

May 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We love comparing NFL rookies to current players because it allows us to fast-forward a guy's career and see how the story unfolds. So finding Geno Smith's NFL doppelganger should be fun considering the original top-pick projections and draft-day freefall.
Basically, we're trying to cheat the suspense of life. But who cares? It'll be fun.
And since every quarterback is unique, there won't be a singular overall comparison for Smith, but rather an explanation of how each attribute is similar to a current NFL passer’s skill set.
Passing Ability of Cam Newton
Smith's talent for the passing game is similar to Cam Newton's. They're both capable of great throws but can't do it consistently.
Newton can fit the ball anywhere with velocity and incredible touch, unfurling quick, pin-pointed passes with "basket throws" (when you drop the ball into the “basket” over the outside shoulders). A "basket throw" is when the quarterback drops th...

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