Shot to Nothing

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Aaron Ross wants to stay in Texas. But only if he gets to be a Cowboy.

Born to be a Longhorn

I was reading an article on Sanya Richards, the 400m track Superstar and fiance to Ross, in The Times yesterday when this little tidbit caught my eye.

"Aaron Ross is a top-ten pick for the NFL draft which, insiders say, should guarantee him at least $25 million when he signs for a professional team this month — the Dallas Cowboys he hopes."

Reading that quote there are two questions that immediately spring to mind:

1) Is Aaron Ross really a Top-Ten pick? No - Ross has not made the top-ten in any of the seven mock drafts written up by the guys over on and has also missed out on a top-ten spot in Don Banks' mock draft over on SI. And he sure as heck ain't in my top-ten either, so where the heck are 'The Times' getting their information from? Do they know something we don't?

2) If Ross has his heart set on staying in Texas, and the media think he can make the top -ten, then why is he hoping to be picked by the Cowboys down at number 22 and not the Texans at number 8? I think we all know the answer to that question.

What does it say about your franchise if a player who's hoping to live in your state, is also willing to take a huge drop in potential pay just to play for the *other* team?

[The Times]

[NFL Draft Forecast]


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