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