The Baltimore Ravens traded out of round one of the 2010 draft. When they finally used a pick, they landed a guy who slid out of the first round, too.
But Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle thinks he’ll outperform his draft status. He has proclaimed that he’ll be the defensive rookie of the year.
After getting his first taste of NFL practices, Kindle has softened his expectations. “When I said that, it was just an exciting moment for me, getting
drafted,” Kindle said, per the Associated Press. “My head was in the clouds. First of all, you’ve
got to learn the playbook, get on the field and then perform well to get
Rookie of the Year.
“It will be a good goal for me to set
for myself to try to strive to, but I’ve got to take it one step at a
time. So if you can copy, paste and delete that, that would be nice.”
Sorry, Serg. But that’s not the way it works in the big leagues. When you make a big boast, you might as well tattoo it to your forehead, because it ain’t going away.
The bigger question for Kindle relates to his health. So far, he’s performing well.
“My body felt good. No knee issues,” he said.