With the draft coming up, I got to thinking about my experience a few years back. Having the chance to play at the highest level is something that you dream of as a kid, but not a lot of people get that opportunity. During my draft process, I was fortunate to have Trent (Richardson) there to give me advice about what to expect and what it’s like to play at the next level. He just told me to enjoy it, and that at the end of the day it’s about playing ball. Definitely appreciated his advice –helped ease some nerves during the whole process.
I still remember that first day in New York; not hearing my name called in the first round was a little disappointing, but I have the greatest family who are always there to support me. I’ll never forget what my mom told me before I caught a plane back to Louisiana to watch the rest of the draft from home –she said, everything is going to be okay because God is never wrong. Man I love my mom. She always knows what to say to me no matter the situation, good or bad, and she was right, everything worked out. I got the call from Green Bay as soon as I touched down and even had to do my initial press conference in the airport. The whole thing was wild, but that weekend was like a new beginning for my family and me. I’m very grateful for everything they have done to put me in a position to succeed. Being picked up by the Packers was a blessing, but the best part about being drafted was when I was finally in a position to give back to my parents and buy them a new home –no doubt about it.
Of course, I have to give a big shout out to Packer Nation. Ya’ll have had my back since Green Bay called my name and I’m very appreciative of that. One of the best parts about being drafted by this organization is the fans we have. You Cheeseheads get it going on Sunday’s and I’ve enjoyed every bit of my time here in Green Bay.
All these new guys coming up are no doubt a talented group of athletes. Wishing them all the best of luck. Excited to see what happens tonight.
Go Pack Go