I really never watch those fluff pieces the team puts out, but for some reason I decided to watch this one. Maybe it was because I had made up my mind before the draft that this kid was destined to fail in the NFL for one reason and one reason alone ... that his legs are too skinny to hold up over time ... that I felt I owed him (and myself) the effort. That concern unfortunately will always linger, but hopefully as time and games go by and he keeps showing up it will abate.
That part aside, I loved this whole vid. Slick production, yeah, but damn--what a great kid he seems to be. I am reminded, yet again, that all my pre-draft impressions of players are based essentially on surface stuff--youtube highlights, draft analysis snippets from "insiders and experts," etc. To get a peek behind the curtain and get "in the room" even for a few minutes starts to turn a two-dimensional internet impression of a young man into an actual human being. Plus it reminds me, yet again, that when a team decides to draft a guy, particularly this high, it is based on so much more information and actual intel than I have it's not even close.
I will TRY to remember all of that next year. And surely fail.
Welcome to DC, EF. Go get it.