Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, the cancer survivor who was invited to the NFL draft but not selected, is continuing to do what he’s always done: Keeping a positive attitude.
Herzlich said he’s accepted his status as an undrafted free agent who just has to sit tight and wait to see whether he’ll get a contract offer when the lockout ends and players can start signing with teams.
“I’m kind of in the same spot I was predraft right now,” Herzlich said on NFL Network, via USA Today. “I’m waiting for my own draft, which is free agency. They took 250 guys already, so I think my stock is rising. . . . I’ll be the Cam Newton of free agency, who knows?”
Herzlich is among the players working out at the IMG facilities in Bradenton, Florida with rookie quarterback Christian Ponder and some other Vikings players.
“I don’t know exactly where I’m going. I’m doing the same stuff that all the other guys are doing really,” Herzlich said.
Where ever Herzlich ends up, it sounds like he’s going to be ready to go. And some NFL team is going to get itself a good player and a good man.