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NFL Network's Steve Mariucci Interviews Geno Smith


Geno Smith wrapped up his NFL Combine workout with the fastest 40 times among quarterbacks at the weekend's job interview, but he still had plenty of interviews left to do.

On Sunday night, NFL Network aired an interview between Smith and former league head coach Steve Mariucci. Smith was asked what he would tell a coach if he was asked why their team should select him in April's draft.

"When you draft me, I'm coming in with the same mentality as I would if I was the last pick in the draft and that's to have a chip on my shoulder and to work as hard as I can to be the franchise guy," Smith told Mariucci. "From day one, I'm going to do everything possible to win over my teammates, to win over that organization, to be a character guy, a man that's going to represent the organization and be the face of the organization at the very same time."

Mariucci then asked Smith if he felt he was the best quarterback in the draft, to which he answered yes and provided the following reasons.

"I play between my ears," he said. "I'm a heady guy, I play from the neck up, I don't take risks, I don't turn the ball over. Less than 20 turnovers in my career in college, close to 100 touchdowns. I always put my team in the best possible situation to win games, I understand defenses, I have a great knowledge of the game, I understand all the subtle nuances of my own offense in ways that I can put myself and my teammates in the best possible position game in and game out."

Watch the video above to see how the former WVU quarterback did in the televised interview, including how he answered the question of his college campus' drug of choice.

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