From the Truman Sports Complex
West Virginia QB Geno Smith arrived in Kansas City Monday evening and will spend Tuesday visiting with the Chiefs.
It’s one of the visits the team can have with players eligible for the NFL Draft that will go down starting April 25th.
Smith is considered the top quarterback in this year’s draft class and even with Alex Smith spending his first day with the team in the off-season program, the Chiefs are still sending out signals that they are considering the selection of Smith with the first choice.
Whether it’s a charade, a smokescreen or real interest in Smith, the Chiefs are going through with the normal procedures they would have with any player they are seriously considering for selection.
GM John Dorsey has made it plain the Chiefs are willing to trade the first selection if the price is right. Geno Smith is one of those players that could generate a trade, if another team decides they must have the Florida native.
Smith said late last week he hopes the Chiefs are legitimately interested in drafting him.
“The Chiefs are bringing me in, so I’m going in there thinking that they’re interested, because I am in them” Smith told the USA Today newspaper. “I’m just going to do what I’ve always done, try and impress them, just be myself and allow the process to do its job and get ready for whoever drafts me.”
The stop in Kansas City is the first of a week-long series of trips that Smith will make to NFL teams.