So I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of the fact that the Kansas State football coach told a captive Scott City Catbackers audience that his junior quarterback, Josh Freeman, is regarded by NFL personnel types as a possible No. 1 choice in the NFL Draft – whenever he chooses to come out.
I found it ludicrous, telling Prince as much afterwards. His response? That’s what he was told, based on Freeman’s size, arm strength and his sophomore season production.
Still, I didn’t believe. Until today.
Through an indirect, three-way conversation with a source and a representative from an established and powerful agency – trust me, you know several of its clients – I was told that if Freeman has “a mediocre” season, he’ll be the No. 1 pick.
In next year’s NFL Draft.
Looks like I was wrong to doubt Mr. Prince in this instance. And yes, I can admit when I was wrong.