Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 8/1/13

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has carved himself a nice National Football League career after being taken late in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. And the 28-year-old hasn't forgotten about the fact that 59 other players were drafted ahead of him.Some of those highly-touted players are already out of the league. These players include the likes of quarterbacks Vince Young and Matt Leinart, and running backs Laurence Maroney, Joseph Addai, and LenDale White, among others.Jones-Drew revels in the fact that he has stuck around and others haven't.“Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.Ouch.While it's certainly a stretch to honestly say that half of the 59 players drafted before him are working at one of the largest department stores in the United States now, it is certainly true that many top prospects didn't quite pan out.Meanwhile, Jones-Drew has racked up 7,268 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns in parts of seven seasons. The UCLA product has earned three All-Pro selections and was the league's rushing champion in 2011.Via Pro Football Talk

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Ishmael Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker