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Chuck Landon: Tale of two draft picks

May. 04, 2013 @ 06:09 PM

Aaron Dobson jumped at the invitation.

When Senior Bowl officials invited Marshall’s former star wide receiver to participate in the annual college all-star game at Mobile, Ala., in late January, Dobson didn’t hesitate.

He punched his ticket.

Then, Dobson turned in an enormously successful week under the watchful eyes of NFL scouts and coaches, raising eyebrows, turning heads and making lasting impressions with his effort, hands, athleticism and willingness to learn.

Then, there’s Geno Smith.

West Virginia University’s star quarterback also received an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, but he declined the offer.

And what happened almost exactly three months later?

Get more of Chuck Landon's column in Sunday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online.