His versatility might be his most impressive on-field trait and is en vogue around the NFL right now.
"I played in three different systems in college," Smith said. "I've also played in the read-option system. I had to adapt. I think that's something I've always been capable of. I think I have the skill set that fits any offense."
Perhaps the biggest check mark in Smith's favor, however, is the fact he loves the game and projects as the type of kid who will embrace the work needed to be a top-tier NFL signal-caller, the type of intangible which can't be taught or measured.
"I'm dedicated to the game, I have a zeal and a passion for the game," Smith said. "And I'm going to work extremely hard to hone in on my skills and be the best I can be from day one."
Like most young quarterbacks Smith struggles with accuracy at times and that needs to be addressed moving forward.
"I have a number of things I need to improve on," Geno said when addressing the flaws in his game. "I work extremely hard to better myself as a whole and every single aspect of my game is improving day by day."
The fact West Virginia dropped five consecutive games at one point last season is also a concern.
"Inconsistency set in. I'm not going to say that anyone wasn't working hard," Smith said of the Mountaineers' slump. "When we went through that tough stretch, I was the first one to stand up in front of the team and let them know, we're going to work even harder and we're not going to put our heads down."
So where does Smith stand?
Some analysts think he's worthy of the No. 1 overall pick, and others think he should be a second-rounder. Smith himself hasn't let any of the negative reviews seep into his psyche and is champing at the bit for his chance.
"I can't expect to prove any of those people wrong without even playing a down in the NFL," Smith said. "My only expectation is to become as polished as I possibly can when I enter into the NFL and compete and be a competitor. That's all I know how to do."