View Full Version : Good ESPN article on top 10 draft picks

the Talking Can
04-21-2005, 07:39 PM
They compare their own picks to Scout.com's picks for the first 10, with lots of "bet you didn't know this" facts about the players..pretty interesting

#1 Braylon Edwards

"The kid has been thinking like a pro player for years. In college, he got a massage after every game, which is what the NFL studs do. His dad, who used to play for the Oilers and Lions, introduced him to the Rams' Torry Holt, and Holt took him out to the field to tutor him. Holt let him have it, too, critiqued his pass patterns, and Edwards wasn't offended at all. Now, every day, he's working on hitches and digs and post corners, working on disguising his routes."

#3 Pac Man Jones

" Pac-Man Jones is the son of a dead man. In fact, he's the first male in his immediate family to make it to the age of 21.

His father was murdered at 19.....

.....When Pac Man showed up in Morgantown, W.Va., he weighed 169 pounds and ran only a 4.5 40-yard dash. Now, I'm not big on 40-yard dashes, in general, but when I hear that in two years Pac-Man gained 21 pounds and improved his 40 time to a personal best of 4.27, I do a double take. He worked at it, lived in the weight room."

espn article... (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft05/columns/story?id=2042636)