Geno Smith to Critics: ‘The Work Has Only Begun’

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0  Updated at 8:24 am, April 24th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is one day away from the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, but felt obligated to respond to draft experts on Tuesday.

A recent analysis of Smith by Pro Football Weekly suggested the quarterback was “a gimmick, overhyped product” that failed to have “football savvy, work habits and focus to cement a starting job.”

Smith is projected to go in the first-round and responded quickly.

“Just want to thank all those so called ‘experts’ who say I can’t be an NFL QB. Thursday will be a special day but the work has only begun,” Smith tweeted on Tuesday.

Smith threw for 4,205 yards and 42 touchdowns. He was also picked off six times in 2012.

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