Some NFL stars were not drafted highly, or even at all.
Undrafted free agents are signing all over the NFL, and some stars in the league do slip through the scouting cracks from time to time. Could Chris Polk, Chase Minnifield, Dwight Jones or William Vlachos be that next surprise? Here’s a look at some big-time players who earned it the hard way. Our list begins in 1987, so you will not see greats like Dick “Night Train” Lane, Warren Moon or Willie Wood.
New England looks for revenge from New York’s Super Bowl XLII victory.
It’s almost here. The New England Patriots and New York Giants will meet in another Super Bowl on Sunday, and the two stalwart franchises seem very evenly-matched. Both squads have old-school coaches in Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin, and each will have his team well-prepared for a game that will probably be decided by a couple of key plays.
If you thought the draft was the end all be all of the NFL, think again
In 2007, Wes Welker lead the NFL in receptions with 112. In 2010, Arian Foster’s All-Pro season came out of nowhere as he led the National Football League in rushing with 1,616 yards. This year, it was the explosive Victor Cruz and his 1,536 receiving yards, good for third in the league. What do these two have in common? Not one of those players was selected by a team in the NFL draft.
The Patriots wide receiver has battled injuries, but he is a must start against the Chiefs
Reports of Wes Welker’s injury are sounding like moves in ‘Operation’ week after week after week, but he says he feels “all right” and should be a go for the New England Patriots against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night.
And with the consistency he provides your fantasy team points, if he feels all right, then I feel all right starting him in Week 11.
Aaron Rodgers is a no-brainer for MVP, but who's the Most Valuable Non-Player?
Halfway through the NFL season, nobody is surprised about who is sitting atop the NFL standings, but the Green Bay Packers may be the only thing not surprising about the NFL this season. Teams like the 49ers and Bengals are on top, the Patriots are fading, and the “Dream Team” Eagles are a mess.
And even without Peyton Manning, who would’ve guessed the Indianapolis Colts would be running away with the race for the first overall draft pick and the rights to Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck?