More drama continues to rise from the smoldering ashes of Geno Smith's alliance with Select Sports Group. Citing a source in Smith's camp, Deadspin's Barry Petchesky reported Wednesday that Smith's decision to fire his agents was rooted in the agency's failure to be proactive in bettering Smith's position when it became apparent the quarterback could fall down the draft board. According to the source, Smith wanted to play in the Senior Bowl, but was convinced by his agent to skip it. Smith was criticized for sitting out the event, which serves as an invaluable selling tool for draft prospects. Smith was also disappointed, according to the source, when his agents failed to combat the wave of negative publicity caused by a negative scouting report written by Pro Football Weekly. Finally, Smith felt betrayed two clients of agent Jeff Nalley signed with teams that seemed to be possible NFL landing spots for Smith -- Chase Daniel with the Kansas City Chiefs and Kevin Kolb with the Buffalo Bills. The report comes one day after Smith fired his agents, reportedly because he felt he "would be and should be" the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (he tumbled to No. 39 overall to the New York Jets).
Report: Geno Smith's agents said to skip Senior Bowl
NFL.com | May 1