West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is a disappointed man. He was passed up by 32 teams as he sat there in Radio City Muisc Hall Thursday night.
Considered the top QB in the 2013 NFL Draft, he learned the hard way that even though he was highly regarded, he was essentially a slight standout out of a mediocre bunch. He's reportedly decided to fly back home rather than sit through another uncomfortable round in New York.
But fear not Mr. Smith, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been there, and he's offering a little encouragement for you via Twitter:
Hang in there Geno, "good things come to those who wait" -Paul Tagliabue
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 26, 2013
Although Rodgers had to sit and wait at the 2005 NFL Draft for his name to be called too, he can at least say he was drafted in the first round, at 24 to be exact. No such luck for Smith... but as Rodgers says, hang in there kiddo, you'll get there...