Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
There are different ways that athletes motivate themselves. Just the simple desire to win and be the very best they can possibly be is enough. Some looks elsewhere for inspiration. The most popular one in recent years is to feel slighted because teams NFL team’s drafted someone or several someones in front of you. Such is the case with Maurice Jones-Drew, who is still quick to remind everyone that he was a late 2nd-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006: “Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press. 2006 is probably best known as the draft where Reggie Bush wasn’t taken #1 overall like many expected him to be when the college football season ended. The Houston Texans opted to pass on him for Mario Williams. It also was the draft with Matt Leinart and Vince Young. Neither are working at Target, but Young might as well be the way his finances are. As for the running backs taken before MJD, we have Bush #2, Laurence Maroney #21, DeAngelo Williams #27, Joseph Addai #30, and LenDale While #45. All had solid NFL careers, with [...]
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