Former New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet had the unenviable task of announcing the team's 39th pick in front of the raucous Jets faithful inside Radio City Music Hall Friday night. And, even before the fan favorite finished the name "Geno Smith," loud strains of mostly boos from the stunned crowd swept throughout the massive concert hall.
Smith was labeled a pre-draft, first round pick and sulked in the green room after 32 teams passed on the West Virginia quarterback last night. On Friday, the Jets drafted an emotional Smith who must battle Mark Sanchez and four other quarterbacks in a logjam for a spot on the Jets roster.
"We're going to the playoffs next year," Smith told reporters after putting on a green and white cap. Good start, but we've all heard that before.
Rex Ryan must be grinding his teeth over this controversial pick — but not as much as Sanchez. Let the next Hard Knocks summer begin.