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If the Jaguars aren't interested in West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, they are doing their best to make everyone believe that they are. One day after it was revealed on Tuesday that General Manager Dave Caldwell would be attending the WVU Pro Day on Thursday, Tony Khan revealed on Wednesday that the contingent will feature more than just the team's GM.
Khan, the team's senior vice president, football technology and analytics, tweeted on Wednesday that he would be joining Caldwell on the trip along with head coach Gus Bradley, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch and director of player personnel Terry McDonough
Smith is not the only major prospect the Moutaineers will have working out on Thursday as wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are sure to draw some attention; however, it's clear that the Jaguars are there to see a certain quarterback throw.
In his senior season at West Virginia, Smith put up gaudy numbers, accumulating 42 touchdowns and just six interceptions, along with 4,198 yards through the air and a 70.2 percent completion percentage. However, while he's considered by most to be the best quarterback in the field, some up-and-down performances near the end of the season have caused many to question whether he is worth a top selection.
If the Jaguars believe Smith to be worth a top pick, they are presumably the team in the best position to draft him, as the Chiefs made a trade for Alex Smith and signed Chase Daniel to be his backup. If they don't, it's possible that the ulterior motive for the Jaguars is to make the rest of the NFL believe that Smith will be not get past the second pick and that a trade is the only way a team could go about obtaining him.