Credit to my boy, Brad Schlossman, for that headline. Surreal, huh?
Of course, we’re talking about Dale Moss rather than Randy Moss. The Green Bay Packers signed the SDSU receiver Saturday night at the conclusion of the NFL Draft. A few more notes on that:
A total of 253 players were chosen in the seven-round draft, and SDSU faced 13 of them, including four year from Illinois and Nebraska. Meanwhile, 38 of the picks were receivers, the most in at least four years.
Nobody from the Missouri Valley Football Conference was picked, but at least seven guys signed free-agent contracts Saturday. On a related note, Moss was one of three UFA receivers to wind up with Green Bay, the others being Darius Reynolds of Iowa State and Marcus Rivers of Buffalo.
The last two SDSU receivers to sign in the NFL – Moss and JaRon Harris – both landed with the Packers. However, coach John Stiegelmeier said he doesn’t have any real ties with that organization.
Leading up to the draft, Scott Smith of XAM Sports said on Twitter that he would eat his computer if Moss lasted until the 253rd pick.
He was reminded of that Saturday night (by a certain reporter), and asked if he would at least put ketchup or something to help wash it down.
"No condiments," Smith said in an email. "That’s how much I believe in (Moss)."
From the by-my-count department: Moss extends to five the number of consecutive years that SDSU has had at least one rookie earn a spot in an NFL training camp. Unofficially, there have been a total of 12 in that time.
(Note: I’m talking first-year pros making it to official training camp. The number is higher by at least three if you include tryout guys and kicker Parker Douglass, who got a spot in his second year out.)
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