Turned Away

NC State’s T.A. McLendon left school a year early to enter the NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the NFL didn’t want to draft him.
T.A. sat through the whole weekend and heard the names of three other ACC running backs, including UNC’s Madison Hedgecock, but never got that big call. Instead he had to wait until Monday, when the Atlanta Falcons signed him as a free agent.
Now, T.A. might still catch on in the pros, but I guess the lesson is that gifted as a runner may be, the NFL just doesn’t want slow, injury-prone players who like to fumble when the game is on the line.
I wonder if Josh Powell needs a roommate?

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