Thursday, August 1, 2013

Maurice Jones-Drew zings players who were drafted ahead of him

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has carved himself a nice National Football League career after being taken late in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. And the 28-year-old hasn't forgotten about the fact that 59 other players were drafted ahead of him.

Some of those highly-touted players are already out of the league. These players include the likes of quarterbacks Vince Young and Matt Leinart, and running backs Laurence Maroney, Joseph Addai, and LenDale White, among others.

Jones-Drew revels in the fact that he has stuck around and others haven't.

“Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.


While it's certainly a stretch to honestly say that half of the 59 players drafted before him are working at one of the largest department stores in the United States now, it is certainly true that many top prospects didn't quite pan out.

Meanwhile, Jones-Drew has racked up 7,268 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns in parts of seven seasons. The UCLA product has earned three All-Pro selections and was the league's rushing champion in 2011.

Via Pro Football Talk


  1. While MJD loves to Run, he shouldn't let his mouth.... He is a hit away from watching the game with his buddies at Target.

  2. I use to like mjd not know more hey I work at target

  3. MJD is going into his 8th year. And a few years ago received a contract extension, which at the time made him one of the highest paid at his position. It's time to drop the whole I got disrespected BS and just run the ball. Not to mention he was out most of last year injured, so he may want to hold off talking crap until he knows he's not the one working at Target next year