Lance Zierlein is a radio host and football writer from Houston. He’s got good connections around the league and is someone to listen to when he offers up into. Lance just posted his second mock draft and check out what he wrote for #4:
“4. Philadelphia – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: I was told to “plug Geno in here” by a league source and I usually listen when this guy speaks. Kelly’s offense probably won’t ask the QB to run as much as people would like to believe, but I do think his offense will try to stretch the field and play up-tempo which is something that Geno Smith is used to.”
I still don’t buy this as happening, but it is interesting that Lance heard the rumor. Daniel Jeremiah mentioned “hearing things” about Geno to the Eagles as well. I tend to think this is just the Eagles doing a good job of spreading mis-information in the hopes of getting someone to move up, assuming some team likes Geno Smith enough to do that.
Maybe the rumors are true and the Eagles do want Geno. If so, Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman are doing a lousy job of keeping that info a secret. I just have a hard time believig that’s the case.