SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – There is a disappointing reality after the NFL draft every year. So many athletes with dreams of playing professional football don’t get drafted. What becomes of them?
The end of the draft doesn’t have to be the end of the line. There are plenty of post-draft stories of success – athletes who sign as free agents, for instance. Some may even have injuries or other issues that could keep them on the sidelines in the near future, but teams are willing to take them base don long-term promises of success on the field.
What other choice do teams have?
“Well, you know that’s the thing, we don’t have a developmental league anymore. Remember when we had that NFL Europe and there was a place to send them and now you have to kind of develop them on your own,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.