Among all the accessories worn by players at Thursday's NFL draft, which included 3-D glasses and more than a few pocket squares, one of the most meaningful pieces was an angel pendant sported by Geno Smith.
The 22-year-old Smith, who wasn't selected in the first round of the draft Thursday, got the angel as a tribute to his maternal grandmother Mosetta Bratton, who passed away in August 2012. Smith lived with Bratton until he was 4.
“My grandmother passed prior to my senior season and I always thought of her as my angel,” Smith told reporters. "So I got an angel to always keep her with me."
It's been quite an emotional week for Smith, who has been tasked with the difficult burden of being one of the top quarterbacks in a weak draft for signal callers. Things got even worse for Smith on Thursday night, when he fell out of the first round.