There will be a few Major Surprises in the 2012 NFL Draft!
by Max Emfinger
February 29, 2012 Leap-Year Day
The 2012 NFL Draft is Coming-Up and there will be some Surprises. The 2007 All-American Bowl Game had one major Surprise and then that Surprise was a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The 2007 All-American Bowl Game Classic had an interesting player in it. Coach John Shuman of Fork Union Military Prep called me one day in December and said that he had a great cover cornerback by the name of Kareem Jackson. He went on to tell me that he was a great player from Georgia, but he could never get him on any of the recruiting lists. Coach Shuman asked me if I would take a Prep School player and I told him that I would.
So, In the 2007 Third Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer, but he was impressive all week and was the “buzz” of all of the practices. Then after he recorded two interceptions in the 2007 All-American Bowl Game Classic on Saturday, he was offered a scholarship by the University of Alabama. Jackson, formerly from Macon Westside, Georgia and Fork Union Military Prep, would then start at cornerback for Alabama in two SEC Championship Games and was also the starting cornerback on the 2010 BCS National Championship Team. Jackson decided to come out one year early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.