Archive for June 17, 2011

Why was Mark Herzlich not drafted?

If there is one NCAA football player that deserved to be drafted, but was ridiculously overlooked by all 32 teams it was former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich.

Herzlich had an outstanding stint at Boston College as a do-it-all linebacker, ending his college career with 314 tackles, 7 forced fumbles and 11 interceptions.

Despite the stats the only team to pull the trigger on Herzlich in a pro team draft is the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. in the 10th round of their 2011 rookie draft. (Bizarrely the Nighthawks are led at quarterback by 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch, a man who has bounced around football leagues more widely and frequently than a rubber ball.)

Herzlich has not committed to the Nighthawks as he is still hoping that an NFL team pick him up once this crazy lockout is finally over, and NFL FAN IN ENGLAND hopes says he deserves a shot at an NFL roster.

It was with that in mind that I was overwhelmed when I sent a Twitter message to Mr Herzlich to say he should become a Redskin.

To my surprise and honour Mark retweeted my message to his 14,211 followers.

Two words – TOTAL RESPECT.

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