It has been a while since the Jacksonville Jaguars selected running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the 2006 NFL draft. If you’ll remember, Jones-Drew fell into the late second round before Jacksonville scooped him up.
MJD certainly has not forgotten.
In fact, MJD sounds like he still has a major chip on his shoulder as he recently put the guys drafted in front of him on blast during an interview (per Michael David Smith of PFT):
And so when Jones-Drew talks about that draft, he likes to point out that a whole lot of the players drafted ahead of him didn’t last in the NFL.
“Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.
The Spin: Good for MJD proving everyone wrong and being one of the best players in the 2006 draft class despite seeing almost 60 guys have their names called before him.
Jones-Drew clearly has a chip on his shoulder which he has to carry into next season considering he is in a contract year. He’s approaching the dreaded age of 30 and attempting to earn a new contract. Those two things do not typically go together.
The contract is like the draft snub in that MJD is going to attempt to outwork everyone to make a point.
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