Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Geno Smith thought he should have been No. 1 pick in NFL draft, fires agents after draft...
Four days after Geno Smith slid out of the first round of the draft, the former West Virginia quarterback fired his agents due to his displeasure over his draft position, according to sources.
The Daily News has learned that Smith thought that he would and should be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Sources told the News that Smiths agents from Select Sports Group gave him no assurance of his draft position.
The Jets drafted Smith, who was atop Gang Greens quarterback rankings, with the eighth pick in the second round (39th overall), which didnt sit well with him. Smith cant hire another agent for five days.
Despite Smiths draft position, new general manager John Idzik made it clear that he still believes the rookie will be under the microscope.
If youre a first-round quarterback first-round any position the spotlight is a little bit brighter, Idzik said on ESPN radios Mike & Mike show on Tuesday morning. Him coming in as a second rounder, perhaps its a little dim, but being that hes in the New York market, hes at a high profile position, I think hes going to be center stage regardless.