Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 7:54 am
In 2011, he was the hottest name in football, for his "Tebowing" and for leading the Denver Broncos into the playoffs.
Before the 2012 season, he was traded to the New York Jets — putting him smack dab in the center of the brightest of the media's spotlights.
Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 4:40 pm
(SOUNDBITE OF SPORTS THEM MUSIC)
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
The 78th Annual National Football League players' selection meeting, what you probably think of as the NFL draft, well, it wrapped up yesterday. And NPR's Mike Pesca, who is our top pick, was monitoring as it played out over the last three days.
MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Ah, thank you.
MARTIN: You're welcome.
PESCA: Its swell to be a top pick
MARTIN: It was close.
PESCA: I'm putting on the WESUN hat right now.
Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 2:47 pm
One year after glamour quarterbacks were the big story, NFL teams mostly opted for big, beefy, bruisers during Round One of the 2013 NFL draft Thursday night.