After originally declining an on-camera interview with ESPN immediately after the conclusion of the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, it was reported that Geno Smith would not be attending day to of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall.
Now, after letting the disappointment settle, Smith has had a change of heart and decided to stay in New York for day two of the draft.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
West Virginia QB Geno Smith has decided to remain in New York and will be attending the draft tonight in Radio City Music Hall.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2013
It shouldn’t matter to anyone whether or not Smith attends the draft, but it did cause a fuss.
This is Smith’s moment and he should enjoy the experience however he feels it is most fit. That said, returning to the draft could be a great move for his career.
If Smith is selected by the New York Jets in round two, walking across the stage to accept the team’s hat and jersey could prove to be the move that gets the entire Jets fan base behind him. When you look at how they have all turned on current quarterback Mark Sanchez, hearing a room full of cheers could be great for Smith’s confidence and his career going forward.