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Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:37 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

When the Houston Texans picked Mr. Irrelevant on the final day of the NFL Draft, I'm willing to bet I wasn't the only one hoping Mark Herzlich would get selected as the most memorable final pick in draft history.

Alas, the Texans drafted someone ... less relevant. And Herzlich, the one-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, went undrafted. Until Monday night, anyway, when he was the 51st overall UFL selection.

I'm sure you watched the draft live, but in case you didn't, you can check the results at the UFL's site; they're pretty fascinating, from a PR-mixed-with-football perspective.

For instance, Ryan Sims, the sixth-overall pick in 2002, was taken in the second round (ninth overall) by the Virginia Destroyers. He's a big name and a former talent, but there's a reason why he's not already signed by an NFL team despite being a Top-10 pick just a few years ago.

Jerrod Johnson, a former duel-threat QB for Texas A&M, who was taken with the first-overall selection last night, is actually more of a "football" pick, because he has the chance to light up a league like the UFL.

Whereas the Destroyers' decision to draft "the other Adrian Peterson" (formerly of the Bears) is probably just a move to trick people into buying AP jerseys.

I'd like to think that the Omaha Nighthawks decision to draft Herzlich with the 51st overall pick is all about football -- the dude can play, after all -- but given that they lead his blurb with the line "best stories in all of college football in 2010," it's hard to imagine that they're really into Herzlich just for his ball-hawking skills.

Of course, a UFL team happening to recognize that Herzlich's story makes him a fantastic late-round flier -- especially in a time when fans are becoming a little disconcerted with the "other" league -- really only makes that team smarter than 32 other NFL squads.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2011 8:27 am
 

Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

Good to see this kid still gets to play some ball after everything he went through.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2011 5:17 am
 

Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

irregardless... I suspect that your own view of yourself is seriously warped. Here's why: You write "...those of us that buy season tickets, go to games, spend on gear and food at the stadiums. We understand the situation, know the Players are the people being unreasonable, and why prices have skyrocketed." Most of those who can still pony up for the in-stadium experience at an NFL game, most places, are more likely than your average bear to be the sort of fellows who've finally woken up to the distress in which so many of their fellow citizens find themselves. Reacting to the dread that stalks their days and nights, they blame those who are already the casualties of all that has gone wrong in America over the last forty or so years. Finding the chickens coming home to roost, they imagine that the blame belongs to the "least among us." Like every bootlick in history, they grovel before those even more fortunate, hoping, if in no way other than by psychic osmosis, to somehow curry favor with their "betters." How very sad for them. And you?



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:21 am
 

Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

It's difficult to understand why no team took a chance on Mark Herzlich in the last couple rounds of the draft. This guy seems incredibly dedicated and talented enough to make an impact somewhere in the NFL. Wishing the best for him.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

Great story...Mark Herzlich's story, not this one.

especially in a time when fans are becoming a little disconcerted with the "other" league


What fans do the hacks here at CBS keep talking about?
Fantasy football fans?
People that watch at home for free?
Certainly not those of us that buy season tickets, go to games, spend on gear and food at the stadiums.

We understand the situation, know the Players are the people being unreasonable, and why prices have skyrocketed.

In other words, we have paid attention and aren't simply trolling sports sights to get back at the people that could make a team...

CBS needs some football writers in the worst possible way.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: May 3, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Herzlich taken with 51st overall in UFL Draft

For his first year back from cancer he did remarkably well, his body will only get stronger with time to where it used to be before the cancer, and im sure he will be in the NFL someday.....on an off note, rod smart should just stop talking!


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