The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft was the “Mr. Irrelevant” of the least relevant draft in football. Yes, Smith went last in the Pro Bowl draft, which was shown on NFL Network from Hawaii on Wednesday.
Smith went to Jerry Rice’s team, but what’s funny is that he wasn’t even picked. Players often went in pairs based on position so that the teams would be equally matched in those terms. Deion Sanders had the option of Nick Foles and Smith for his final pick, and he chose the Philadelphia Eagles QB. That meant Smith went to Rice’s team.
“It was new for me sitting in that green room that long,” Smith told NFL Network’s Chris Rose.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, these great players actually were offended if they weren’t taken in the fantasy draft. Sure, these guys have egos and pride, but the game is meaningless. Smith still admitted to Rose that he did feel somewhat chapped about being the last guy picked.
“Yeah, a little bit,” Smith said when asked if he was chapped.
I’ve been a well known Alex Smith detractor for years, so you know I think his spot as the last player picked was well deserved.