Smith will, in fact, be in attendance on Friday night when the second round begins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
We don’t know what changed Smith’s mind, but it may be that he got a strong indication from some team that he won’t be sitting around for long. A team with a high second-round pick may have already reached out to Smith and told him he’s going to be the guy, and that he shouldn’t go anywhere. (If that team is the Jets, it would especially make sense for Smith to stay in New York.)
Another day in New York City wasn’t the plan for Smith, who hoped he would be spending Friday at the facility of his new team. But at least he can be confident that he won’t still be at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.