With the 2012 NFL Draft starting tonight, I can't help but reflect on my own experience back in 2003. Hoping for a phone call in the late rounds sitting on my couch with my mom, my dad and brother were out running errands, it was somewhat nerve racking but more than anything I felt fortunate to even be in the position to possibly sign with a team.
After backing up Antwaan Randle El at Indiana University and only starting 6 games my senior year, I knew the chances of getting picked were slim. After a great workout with my hometown team the Washington Redskins I felt strongly that they had no choice but be interested.
I can remember the call from Steve Spurrier late in the 7th round making me the 232nd player selected primarily for two reasons; 1. My mom was losing it in the living room 2. The realization that this was truly a unique experience to be going through.
So here's wishing each and every player in this years draft enjoys the moment and relishes the opportunity they have.