Even now that he has established himself as arguably the NFL's best player, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers still uses the snubs he received along the way as motivation.
Marques Colston is wired differently.
When he sets New Orleans' all-time touchdown record with his next scoring grab, Colston will have a golden chance to stick it to those other 31 teams that believed 251 other players were more worthy of being chosen in the 2006 NFL Draft.
He won't, though. That's because the wide receiver says he has no bitterness about having slipped into the seventh round or being forced to earn a big-money contract the hard way.
"It's never been about other people for me," Colston told FOXSports.com. "It's always been about the dream I've had ever since I was a little boy playing Pop Warner football.
"There's going to be naysayers at every level you get to. For me, it's been about keeping my dream close to my heart and continuing...