Thornton on Smith and Jay-Z Dan Leberfeld

Former NFL player John Thornton is working as a consultant to Jets second round pick Geno Smith, and he helped him pick a new agent recently.

Smith chose Jay-Z’s firm “Roc Nation” to represent him. Why?

“It really all came down to who he was most comfortable with,” Thornton told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. “I was in those meetings and Jay-Z connected with him on many levels.”