Geno Smith will be back at NFL draft tonight after all

April 26, 2013

Maybe Geno Smith will be all smiles tonight. (Al Bello / Getty Images)

Upon further review, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has decided that he will return to Radio City Music Hall for the second and third rounds of the NFL draft tonight.

On Thursday night, Smith was one of those guys who was passed over time and again — 32 slaps to the ego in all — in the first round as TV cameras showed him looking grim, looking at the floor, looking at his phone, looking anywhere but at the podium where picks were being announced by Commissioner Roger Goodell. His humiliation still stinging, Smith told ESPN when the first round ended that he wouldn’t be back at Rockefeller Center tonight.

But Adam Schefter reports that he has reconsidered and will be in the house tonight. Meanwhile, at least one present-day NFLer felt his pain Thursday night. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who finally was taken with the 25th pick in 2005 tweeted:

 

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