Tonight is the first round of the NFL draft. The lives of 32 young men will forever change when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces their name and welcomes them into the brotherhood that is the National Football League. Fitting perhaps that Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, is playing host to this year’s draft.
In the city that Rocky made famous for underdogs and big dreams, 32 dreams will be fulfilled. Dreams that may have seemed like long shots a decade ago when these players graced the pop-warner fields. In a few short months their hard work and dedication will land them on an NFL field.
While one journey ends with a dream fulfilled, another is just beginning. After tonight their lives will never be the same. Every aspect will change and perhaps the biggest change will take place in the financial arena and not on the football field. Overnight they’ll go from poor college students to multi-millionaires.Continue reading →