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Jets, Raiders among teams showing interest in Geno Smith

Geno Smith

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith passes in the snow against Syracuse during the second quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Geno Smith threw well at West Virginia’s Pro Day, and talk is increasing that he’s going to be not just the first quarterback taken but one of the first players off the board at any position. And we can add the Jets and the Raiders to the list of the teams believed to be interested.

The Newark Star-Ledger says the Jets have interest in Smith, while the Contra Costa Times suggests the Raiders are interested in drafting Smith.

Previous reports have suggested that the Jaguars are interested, and the Eagles sent a contingent to West Virginia to get a private workout with Smith.

The Jaguars have the second overall pick, the Raiders have the third, the Eagles have the fourth and the Jets have the ninth. From all indications, Smith won’t be getting out of the Top 10.

And if there’s some other team out there that really loves Smith, that team may need to start thinking about placing a call to the Chiefs.