West Virginia's Geno Smith speaks during a news conference Friday after being selected 39th overall by the New York Jets in the second round of the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Twenty-four hours before Aaron Rodgers signed one of the most lucrative contracts in NFL history, the Green Bay Packers' quarterback was a spectator like everyone else during the first round of Thursday's draft.
When it was over, however, Rodgers couldn't help but feel for West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, who fell completely out of a first round that saw only one quarterback taken.
Rodgers could relate after his freefall during the 2005 draft before the Packers took him 24th overall. ...