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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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Lets hope the fashion police don't need to arrest players in 2011 like they did back in 1987

It’s that time of year when sports fans are either licking their chops in anticipation of the new MLB season, or engrossed in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Personally I don’t care about college hoops and I simply don’t have the time in my busy schedule of life to fully understand or appreciate baseball, so what am I left with?

Well after the NFL owners and NFL players went into ‘lockout’ mode, the answer is not a fat lot.

I don’t know about you but even the 2011 NFL draft has lost some of it’s sex appeal, due to the doom and gloom of the lockout.

Here in England we are facing the reality that we are very unlikely to get a fifth consecutive year with a regular season NFL game being played at Wembley Stadium.

Yes it’s not high on the agenda but losing the momentum that has seen the likes of Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Philip Rivers come and play a game in London is kinda depressing.

I’m going to have to try and remove the dark cloud that is currently floating above my head, and focus on the upcoming draft.

The problem is that if players are locked out and ‘decertified’ then it looks like they cannot be used as trade bait? Or can they? Someone please help me with this.

For those of you who read this post outside of England you won’t appreciate that on top of an NFL lockout there is also absolutely diddly squat on tv at the moment. No 24, no Lost, no real epic shows.

If anyone has any recommendations for me to stop my depression then please let me know.

Lets just hope the draft is not adversely affected by the lockout and we get back to some NFL glitz and glamour sharpish.