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Mark Herzlich finally gets drafted


None of the 254 picks in the 2011 NFL draft went to Boston College Mark Herzlich, a cancer survivor whom the league invited to the festivities — apparently without knowing for sure that he’d be taken.  (Smooth.)

But there’s some good news for Herzlich, sort of.  He was the 51st of 52 picks in the UFL draft, by the Omaha Nighthawks.

He likely didn’t go higher because the five UFL teams realize that Herzlich will be more inclined to sign a free-agent contract with an NFL team, once the lockout is lifted, either judicially or otherwise.

The other picks (we listed the full first round last night) included a handful of semi-recognizable names, such as quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (38th overall to the Nighthawks), quarterback Mike Teel (31st overall to Las Vegas), receiver Aundrae Allison (19th overall to Virginia), running back Adrian Peterson (not that one; 14th overall to Virginia).

Drafted 43rd overall, by the Nighthawks, was former Kentucky running back Derrick Locke.

Informed by a Twitter user of the development, Locke was candid:  “I’m not going to that shit.”

We’ve got a feeling that line won’t end up in the UFL marketing materials.

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18 Responses to “Mark Herzlich finally gets drafted”
  1. biggerballz says: May 3, 2011 8:56 AM

    go sell insurance than bitch

  2. mjdeagles11 says: May 3, 2011 9:00 AM

    Locke wins the Antonio Cromartie Award for that response

  3. jw731 says: May 3, 2011 9:14 AM

    Hell…I didn’t know the UFL even had a draft. I just figured they got some guys off the street…..

  4. nps6724 says: May 3, 2011 9:29 AM

    Well, at least Locke was honest.

  5. ingloriousmaster says: May 3, 2011 9:34 AM

    Call me a jerk, but I hope Locke never plays a down of pro football anywhere….what an assclown.

  6. farmmbig says: May 3, 2011 9:48 AM

    It seems McDonalds should have waited until after these drafts to promote their national hiring day?

    Though I’m confident Mr. Locke could still apply.

  7. tomcous says: May 3, 2011 9:50 AM

    Someone needs a dose of Humble-Pie

  8. myeaglescantwin says: May 3, 2011 9:56 AM

    Mark Herzlich is a solid LB.

    with the amount of heart he gets, i’ll take a bet that he walks on somewhere & starts withing 2 years.

    Eagles need depth & he’s close,,

  9. notthekiller says: May 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    Outside of Mike Mayock, who the hell ever heard of Derrick Locke? More like Derrick WHO??

  10. rockymtnphinfan says: May 3, 2011 10:05 AM

    Why are you guys whining, the UFL is sh*t. Locke we will take you down in Miami.

  11. battlered says: May 3, 2011 10:48 AM

    Anthony Castonzo went to Boston College.

  12. usher716 says: May 3, 2011 11:18 AM

    okay then Locke, how does the CFL sound?

  13. nabz034 says: May 3, 2011 11:55 AM

    I’m surprised Locke didnt get drafted in the NFL Draft, he was actually pretty good in CFB.

  14. rockymtnphinfan says: May 3, 2011 12:10 PM


    Honestly if you knew anything about the RB class in this years draft you would have heard of him.

  15. superbowlchamp8622 says: May 3, 2011 12:27 PM

    Its pretty obvious why he wasnt drafted did you read his response up there?

  16. quizguy66 says: May 3, 2011 12:54 PM

    Link is broken to the Locke comment, so apparently he took it down already. Probably around the time the recruiter from Hamburger U came calling.

    When can we expect UFL fantasy rankings, btw? Never can start scouting too early.


  17. shackdelrio says: May 3, 2011 1:45 PM

    First, what Locke said was funny. Second, you clowns are clueless about Locke.

    Check out this bio:

    “Derrick Locke is on track to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in family science and a minor in communication and leadership development.”

  18. wvuandsteelers says: May 3, 2011 2:05 PM

    Oh come one. That was hilarious.

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