I couldn’t resist taking this look back at my old blog and some players that I really liked last year at the collegiate level. The first player on my list won Rookie of the Year (DeMeco Ryans). The second player is expected to be the number one overall draft pick, and the third player may be better than all of them when the final tally is made.
These two men have interesting back-stories that are worthy of further comment. And these stories are certain to be explored through the next two days of the 2007 NFL Draft. I certainly wish these gentlemen the best. They have the capacity good for themselves, their families and friends, and the communities from which they hail. I hope they seize the opportunity before them, master this complex game – and then transcend it to manifest a larger mission.
That would be a beautiful thing.