Smith to Smith. That is the potential touchdown deep threat that is available in the Big Apple now that the New York Jets have drafted the best receiver from the 2015 College Football Champion Ohio State University, Devin Smith.
If you are unfamiliar with Smith, he is a different type of receiver then the two other receivers that the Jets already have. Brandon Marshall is a great route runner and is able to make some great plays on the ball. Eric Decker is a good route runner but will be better as a second receiver behind Marshall. Smith though brings the deep ball element to the New York Jets. He ran a 4.42 40 yard dash at the NFL combine and will give the New York Jets the opportunity to go deep from the slot position similarly to how Randall Cobb does for the Green Bay Packers.
Base off of his NFL Draft profile, he is compared to DeSean Jackson. If he becomes remotely as valuable to the Jets as Jackson did in his best years in Philadelphia then this pick will be widely appreciated among Gang Green fans for quite some time.
But, if you think of where Todd Bowles is from, he learned some of the offensive skills from the Arizona Cardinals, where Bruce Arians tried throwing the ball deep a lot. Sometimes just the threat of throwing it deep has to keep the safeties a step further back at the snap and Geno will have to have some solid throws to keep the opposition honest, but you can't teach speed, and that is exactly the mean feature that Devin Smith brings to the Jets and that is why they took him at 37 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.