West Virginia stars Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Joe Madsen, and J.D. Woods (amongst others) went out on the practice field today in Morgantown to show scouts from every NFL team why they are deserving of a draft pick.
Two Mountaineers especially shown under the microscope: Geno Smith and Tavon Austin. Here is just a sampling of what NFL insiders were saying about the dynamic duo:
Geno Smith put on a show.Tavon Austin stole the show!
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) March 14, 2013
Geno Smith says he connected on 62-of-65 passes. Not official, but it’s got to be close based on what we saw. Tavon Austin had no drops.
— Greg Madia (@GMadia70) March 14, 2013
Ron Jaworski: Geno Smith has been phenomenal… He is showing these scouts every throw that needs to be made to excel at the next level #WVU
— Chris Anderson (@CAnderson247WVU) March 14, 2013
The impressive work by West Virginia’s dynamic duo has already garnered a ton of attention from top NFL brass:
Stedman Bailey said he and Tavon Austin have a private workout at #WVU with Carolina tomorrow.
— Jenn Menendez (@JennMenendez) March 14, 2013
Given all the attention Austin and Smith got at the pro day today, it would not at all be surprising to see both come off the board in the first round of the NFL draft. The only real question is how high each will go.