Draft Zone Spotlight: Anthony Francis, DL, University of Maryland
A.J. Francis is probably one of the most athletic big men in the 2013 NFL Draft. This 6’5, 305 interior defensive lineman is a force. He gets a very good push every snap and has very good inside moves. He is not just a powerhouse on the field, he is an All Academic award recipient as well. He was the ACC Freshman of the year, and is a very strong kid. The Combine is here, and remember this kids name. He could be one of the special kids at the underwear Olympics.
How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision?
I had a dozen different scholarship offers in high school and my final 3 were Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Maryland. Maryland just felt more like a family atmosphere and I loved it.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for?
I grew up in a Cowboys house. You weren’t allowed to root for anyone else. I was a big Emmitt S...