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Geno Smith Leads Action At WVU Pro Day

How'd they do?

It was a Pro Day like Morgantown had never seen before.

ESPN analysts such as Todd McShay and Ron Jaworski made the trip to WVU's indoor practice facility to evaluate some first-class talent. They were joined by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and many other NFL scouts looking to do the same.

Quarterback Geno Smith and receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey got the majority of the spotlight, but other West Virginia players such as standouts Ryan Nehlen, Pat Miller, J.D. Woods and Josh Francis got their opportunities to turn some heads.

Nehlen had the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.53) and he also scored a 11.1 in the vertical jump.

"I was totally blessed to have Geno, Tavon and Stedman have the years they did," he said. "The publicity surrounding this event was special for guys like me who didn't have as much film on the field; it's good experience."

Even former WVU QB Pat White participated in the drills in hopes of a possible return to the NFL or CFL.

Smith and Austin dominated the show on this day, however. Smith threw quick NFL-type passes to his wide receiving core, while Austin didn't drop a pass all afternoon. Both put their recent training to good use as they had amazing footwork and impressed scouts from almost every NFL team.

In fact, only three NFL teams did not have a coach or scout in attendance (Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals).

"Every team told me I've been impressive," Smith said in his press conference following the event. "Overall I had a fun time with this. Teams had high remarks, so I guess we'll see on draft day."

Smith and company have rested since the NFL Combine a few weeks ago. He will continue to use March and the early parts of April to train and continue his workouts leading up to the draft.

For Smith, his name could be called very early in April. As for Austin and Bailey, many teams will bring their receiving coaches to work out with the two stars. Carolina is scheduled to work out with the duo on Friday.

Take a look at what head coach Dana Hologrsen said about his former quarterback, as well as ESPN's interview with Geno himself.

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