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The 2008 NFL Draft is here and players like former University of Kentucky star Andre Woodson will be looking to hear their name called. Editor Lloyd Vance will be among the throng of media covering the event and he will have a full report of the goings on.

April 25, 2008

(Philadelphia, Pa) ---  Hope will spring eternal around the country as NFL fans everywhere will celebrate the 2008 NFL Draft.  When it is all said and done 252 players will have a new destinations.

Draft day is always a special day for me, because it is an opportunity for football players to take the next step.  Sure some will have to wait a while over the weekend.  But the great thing about the event is former college players will get the opportunity to pursue their dreams of playing in the NFL.

Of the players expected to be selected over April 26th and 27th, African American quarterbacks should be well represented.  Hopefully at least one of them will be on hand at Radio City Music Hall in NYC as I always like to talk with them at the event to spread the legacy of the black quarterback and see how they are handling the biggest day of their football lives. 

Last year I got to talk with number one overall selection JaMarcus Russell and you could easily see that the big quarterback was ecstatic to be going into the NFL.

This year's NFL Draft hopefuls include:

University of Oregon senior quarterback Dennis Dixon (Rehabbing former Heisman candidate is expected to be a mid round pick)

Georgia Southern University senior QB/WR/KR Jayson Foster ('07 Walter Payton winner is a jack-of-all-trades, who is expected to be a late round pick)

University of San Diego senior QB Josh Johnson (Small college all-star is expected to be a 3rd or 4th round pick)

Florida State  redshirt junior QB Xavier Lee (Left school early and is expected to be a late round pick or UDFA)

Marshall University senior quarterback Bernard Morris (Hula Bowl MVP is expected to be a late round pick)

Midwestern University (TX) of San Diego senior QB Daniel Polk (Small college do-it-all QB is expected to be a late round pick)

Kentucky Wildcats senior QB Andre Woodson (SEC passing machine is expected to be a 2nd or 3rd round pick)

Other Prospects:

Joel Armstrong, Rice senior (QB/WR)

Jabari Arthur, Bowling Green senior (former QB, now WR)

A.J. Bryant, Georgia senior (former QB, now WR)

Joe Dailey, North Carolina (QB/WR)

Omar Haugabrook, Troy State senior

Bernard Jackson, Colorado senior (former QB, now WR)

Bret Meyer, Iowa State senior

Brent Schaefer, Mississippi senior (QB/WR)

Sedale Threatt, Lehigh senior

Jeremy Young, So. Miss. senior


--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance




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