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06:52 AM ET 04.26 | Geno Smith didn't hear his name called Thursday, and he had to wait out the indignity while on the premises. Smith, the star quarterback at West Virginia, did attend the draft, but he never heard his name called. Smith declined an interview with ESPN, and said he would return home and would not attend the draft's second and third rounds, which take place Friday. Smith told ESPN's Suzy Kolber that he wasn't surprised to not be taken in the first round. She said he told her that he would "play with a chip on his shoulder, even bigger than the one he had before." Smith was considered the No. 1 quarterback in the draft by some after throwing for 4,205 yards and 42 touchdowns this past season.

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April 26, 2013  07:10 AM ET

he had to wait out the indignity while on the premises


He's an idiot for showing up.

When there are rumors abound that you may not get drafted in the 1st round, don't embarrass yourself. Just stay home.

April 26, 2013  07:39 AM ET

oh the indignity - waiting to become a multi-millionaire, i'd trade my seat with his in a heartbeat and smile and smile while waiting for the dough to role in. So would the people suffering real indignity as they sleep in their cardboard boxes at night.

April 26, 2013  08:22 AM ET

If you're not told by at least two teams that they're going to make you their number 1 pick, stay home! That is unless you enjoy looking all desperate and sad, on National Primetime TV no less. He looked like he'd just lost his dog or girlfriend.

April 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Go home and pout. Like Cam Newton does after losses.

April 26, 2013  08:39 AM ET

When he does get picked up.. and he will this round, he's not a day one starter so he needs to get used to waiting.. and waiting.. and waiting...

April 26, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Welcome to the NFL, Mr. Smith. Oh, wait...

April 26, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Go home and pout. Like Cam Newton does after losses.

You took the words out off my mouth.

April 26, 2013  08:55 AM ET

"Smith told ESPN's Suzy Kolber that he wasn't surprised..."

Aw, I thought he was going to say he wanted to kiss her.

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April 26, 2013  09:03 AM ET

It may be more about getting shown up by EJ Manuel getting picked ahead of him. Had to hurt his ego to see someone go ahead of him who most people think is even less NFL-ready than he is.

April 26, 2013  09:10 AM ET

"Smith was considered the No. 1 quarterback in the draft by some" And that's the problem "Some" didn't include NFL GM's. I don't get why these guys go to the draft, unless they get paid?

April 26, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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I don't get why these guys go to the draft, unless they get paid?

The Draft has become a big TV production. If none of the players showed up to hold up their jerseys, it would be less of a media event, wouldn't it?

It wouldn't surprise me if Goofdell issued an edict that everyone who might be picked must show up in New York, at least for the first few rounds.

April 26, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Whoever told him that he should have been there in the first place should be fired.









Wait - maybe he told himself.

April 26, 2013  09:31 AM ET

When things don't go your way go ahead and run, hide, and cry....sounds like Vince Young II.
Buyer beware!

April 26, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Draft has become a big TV production. If none of the players showed up to hold up their jerseys, it would be less of a media event, wouldn't it?It wouldn't surprise me if Goofdell issued an edict that everyone who might be picked must show up in New York, at least for the first few rounds.

He can't do that since they don't technically work for the NFL yet. Need to have a contract first. At this point, they're invited to participate, but he can't make it mandatory.

April 26, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It wouldn't surprise me if Goofdell issued an edict that everyone who might be picked must show up in New York, at least for the first few rounds.

I always thought it was by invitation?

April 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He can't do that since they don't technically work for the NFL yet. Need to have a contract first. At this point, they're invited to participate, but he can't make it mandatory.

Good point.

April 26, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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I always thought it was by invitation?

It is. And it will continue to be, unless interest in attending wanes, at which time the NFL will have to come up with something new.

April 26, 2013  09:54 AM ET

It wouldn't surprise me if Goofdell issued an edict that everyone who might be picked must show up in New York, at least for the first few rounds.

Does that "edict" include cash? Wasn't it Joe Thomas several years back, knowing he'd go top 5, decided to go fishing with his dad instead of attending the dog and pony show?

 
April 26, 2013  10:15 AM ET

6th Rounder!!!

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