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Joe Flacco’s little brother, 26, applying for NFL Draft

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Most early entry candidates for the NFL Draft aren’t 26 years old.

But most of them don’t have a minor league baseball career or a Super Bowl MVP brother, either.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Mike Flacco, the brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is making himself eligible for the draft.

Mike Flacco was a third-team Division II All-American at New Haven this year. He caught 30 passes for 591 yards and nine touchdowns in 10 games, his first football action since high school.

He spent the previous four seasons playing baseball in the Orioles farm system, topping out at the AA level before retiring. Whether he gets that far in football remains to be seen, but having a famous brother and name recognition might help get him into a camp.

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27 Responses to “Joe Flacco’s little brother, 26, applying for NFL Draft”
  1. 12strikes says: Jan 8, 2014 8:01 AM

    Guess that Lil’Bro figured that if Big’Bro can get paid in the NFL, then a D-II one year player can also.

  2. flash1283 says: Jan 8, 2014 8:04 AM

    Little JUMP BALL JOE!

  3. joeflaccosunibrow says: Jan 8, 2014 8:11 AM

    It’s hard living in the shadow of a successful sibling.

  4. dogfromduckhunt says: Jan 8, 2014 8:19 AM

    Ya, me too.

  5. discosucs2005 says: Jan 8, 2014 8:22 AM

    Hopefully, for the Ravens, this isn’t another Jordan Palmer situation where Flacco is going to encourage the Ravens to waste a pick on a guy they wouldn’t otherwise take.

  6. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 8, 2014 8:30 AM

    Good luck to him

  7. brettfavresmidget says: Jan 8, 2014 8:31 AM

    But does he have autism as well?

  8. ingraven says: Jan 8, 2014 8:38 AM

    Go Flacco!!!

  9. jwcarlson says: Jan 8, 2014 8:43 AM

    Throwing up lollipops to a WR no longer on the team made his brother $120M… I don’t see why Mike can’t get at least $12M from the Ravens.

  10. csbanter says: Jan 8, 2014 8:43 AM

    So the implication here is Flacco will convince the Ravens to sign him.

  11. steelerben says: Jan 8, 2014 8:44 AM

    I’m assuming this means that the Browns will package both of their first round picks to climb up to the number two spot and draft him.

  12. souldogdave says: Jan 8, 2014 8:46 AM

    Har de har har.

  13. thraiderskin says: Jan 8, 2014 9:07 AM

    I don’t see the harm in the Raven’s taking a look at mike. Yes his brother will open the door for him, but so what? If the Raven’s signed mike just because of his brother, that would be an issue.

  14. jcmeyer10 says: Jan 8, 2014 9:15 AM

    Hey, it worked for Chris Smith!

  15. milkmandanimal says: Jan 8, 2014 9:41 AM

    “Isn’t he a little young to be drafted?”

    –Brandon Weeden

  16. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 8, 2014 9:45 AM

    All I know is that if he’s a receiver and the younger brother of Flacco, then he’s already got mad skills at catching high lobs and check-down passes. And trying to catch the ball 2 steps behind his stride, assuming the defender doesn’t pick 6 it.

  17. jtbsteeler says: Jan 8, 2014 10:25 AM

    Jacoby Jones is leaving. The Ratbirds now want Mike Evans to catch Flacco’s Jumpballs. Haha, the fanbase is even in on it. You know your QB is a Jumpball specialist, now you want a Jumpball specialist WR. lol

    I’ve seen where the fanbase is scared the Steelers will draft him. I love it.

  18. freebledsoe says: Jan 8, 2014 10:44 AM

    One year of Div II football, years after his last high school season? Well at least his stats were amazing…

  19. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 8, 2014 10:59 AM

    He’s probably worth like 5 or 10 million a year to Newsome.

  20. daysend564 says: Jan 8, 2014 11:05 AM

    He’s not declaring for the draft, he’s declaring for UDFA status.

  21. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 8, 2014 11:37 AM

    I can picture his interview with Tomlin: “Son, if you had the ball on the last play of the game with an open field in front of you, would you step out of bounds?”

  22. tformation says: Jan 8, 2014 11:47 AM

    Hey, it worked out great for Casey Urlacher.

    Oh wait. No it didn’t. He was undrafted, and couldn’t make a team. Well, he managed to roll that into a career in local politics. That’s better than nothing.

    And, I can’t fault the guy for trying. The Weeden experiment seems to be going just as poorly as the Weinke experiment did, but hey, maybe Mike Flacco might become a decent backup QB, hold a clipboard, and collect some paychecks. I’d do the same thing in his position.

  23. sdcameron says: Jan 8, 2014 11:59 AM

    26? That’s an interesting name for a person, I prefer the name 7.

  24. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 8, 2014 2:56 PM

    I can picture his interview with Harbaugh: “Son, if you were on a bus with Sweet Pea, would you be able to duck a bottle?”

  25. vincentbojackson says: Jan 8, 2014 3:17 PM

    Dude looks “elite” just like his brother.

  26. seaeagle707 says: Jan 8, 2014 4:40 PM

    Yeah sure, send him over to Renton. We’ll sign him, let him demo his skills for three hours, then cut him and wish him well in the future.

    Secret to our success.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 9, 2014 3:44 PM

    Who would have guessed Joe was the looker of the bunch.

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