The intriguing story of Bryce Brown — a story of failed promise — isn't over yet. It might, in fact, just be getting started. Football fans in Tennessee and Kansas see Brown as an enigma, and for good reason.
The Philadelphia Eagles see a modest gamble with a nice upside.Bryce Brown, 6-0, 220, 4.37 in the 40....Brown, the former top-ranked national recruit, former one-and-done Vol and former flop at Kansas State, will get a chance to chase his NFL dream after all.
The Eagles selected Brown in the seventh round last Saturday, the 229th pick of the 2012 draft, an investment based on potential rather than production.
"To have an organization go out on a limb for me, especially with the things that have been said about me, that means a lot,'' Brown said during an interview on the Eagles' website.
It was telling that the interviewer didn't even know enough about the off-the-radar Brown to have a clue what things might have been said about him.
"That I'm selfish, that I'm not committ...