We’ve heard plenty of stories over the years about Pro Bowlers taking teammates to Hawaii. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is putting a twist on that concept, bringing one of his college teammates to New York City for the draft.
Receiver Stedman Bailey, a prospect whom some think will be picked in rounds two or three, will make the trek to Manhattan with Smith, according to Jim Corbett of USA Today.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Smith will be footing the bill for Bailey’s travel and lodging.
Smith and Bailey were high school teammates, and they came to Morgantown as a package deal. It would be a great story if they also end up with the same NFL team.
Hey, if Ben Roethlisberger can lobby the Steelers to keep Emmanuel Sanders, what’s wrong with Smith spending his first day on the job with his NFL team urging the powers-that-be to pick Bailey?
Also at Radio City Music Hall will be receiver Tavon Austin, a first-round prospect from WVU who separately was invited by the NFL to attend the draft.