The party is just breaking up at my house, some ten days after the Steelers' uncharacteristic trade-up in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. The reason? For the party -- and the aggressive trade, for that matter -- is none other than Southern Cal's very own Troy Polamalu. After all, the kid is far and away the best thing the fine state of California has offered up since the Napa Valley.
May 6, 2003
Each year there are a few prospects that slip through the cracks or appear as diamonds in the rough. More often than not, these long shot rookies come from small schools. They have somehow eluded the top-notch Division I programs and made their football splash as big fish in a very small pond. Here are the 2003 rankings of the best draft sleepers.
February 13, 2003
Four year starter used at defensive end, strong safety, and outside linebacker in college. Awarded varying degrees of All-Conference and All-American honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals included 68 tackles with 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks as well as 8 pass defenses. Totaled 33/10/5 as a junior when he also intercepted two throws after 53/20/8 the prior year.
February 10, 2003