It is unquestionably the dream of many football players growing up to hear their name called during the NFL Draft. But plenty of athletes who went on to win championships and also make a healthy living never had that pleasure. At a certain point, it may be in a player's best interest NOT to get drafted. Instead of feeling like an extra body in training camp, a player can pursue a team that still has some needs left to fill.
That's one waygraduate and now University of Missouri graduate Wes Kemp may look at it. The receiver went undrafted as the final rounds ticked off Saturday, but found himself with a deal to try and hook on with the Carolina Panthers soon after the final pick.
Kemp talked about the decision with the Columbia Daily Tribune