It may be hard to believe, but during the 2011 NFL Draft, receiver Doug Baldwin was passed on 254 times. Every single team had numerous chances to draft the future go-to wideout but they went a different route again and again. Obviously hindsight is 20/20, and he’s a much better player today than he was at that time, but going undrafted is a key page in Doug’s story. Heck, it could probably be its own chapter. It has been his greatest motivation, the fuel he’s used to overcome every career high and low.
“My teammates used to joke about that when I first got to Seattle,” Doug explained. “I would constantly talk about going undrafted and they’d say how tired they were of hearing about it. But that’s my passion.”