Back in late February/early March Eastbay set up shop at the 2010 NFL Combine to chat with the upcoming draft prospects. It was pretty cool to hear about some of the cats that bought from Eastbay back in the day as well as guys that continue to buy at Eastbay.
Among the nearly 60 guys that we interviewed, 3 of them were drafted in the first round of last night’s 2010 NFL Draft.
Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant was taken by the Cowboys with the 24th overall pick. Dez should feel right at home in Dallas as he is originally from Texas. Bryant was the second WR taken behind Demaryius Thomas but he should be able to step in and make an instant impact for the Boys. After a mediocre year out of #1 WR Roy Williams, Tony Romo gets the gift of a dangerous weapon in Bryant.
Check out Dez Bryant’s NFL Combine Eastbay Video.
Three picks later with the 27th pick, the New England Patriots took CB Devin McCourty. McCourty who attended Rutgers and whose hometown is Nanuet, NY will be sticking around on the east coast after being taken by the Pats.
Check Devin McCourty’s NFL Combine Eastbay Video.
With the second to last pick of the first round the Colts selected Defensive End Jerry Hughes from TCU. Hughes was a part of the Horned Frogs’ 12-0 run last year. He won the Ted Hendricks Award in 2009 which rewarded his on-field performance, leadership abilities and his contributions to his school and community. Hughes also won the Lott Trophy named in honor of College Hall of Famer and 4-time Super Bowl Champion Ronnie Lott. The Lott Trophy is a reward given to a defensive player who shows great character and performs well on the field. Jerry will be a great addition to the Colts who look to make a return trip to the Super Bowl in 2010.
Check out Jerry Hughes’ NFL Combine Eastbay Video.
The 2010 NFL Draft continues tonight on ESPN at 6pm EST. For continual 2010 NFL Draft Coverage keep an eye on the Eastbay Blog.