Football: LaVon Brazill Talks NFL Draft< < Back to
It's April 19. The NFL Draft begins in exactly one week. That means former Ohio wide receiver LaVon Brazill is seven, eight or nine days away from arguably the most important day of his life.
"It would be a dream come true," Brazill said about receiving that call from a coach and hearing his name read aloud at the NFL Draft. "I still have to keep working and make the team, but just to hear my name called is a big dream come true for me."
Mel Kiper Jr. told WOUB back in January that Brazill, "with a good workout and a nice couple months leading up to the draft he could ascend up to the sixth, seventh-round area."
Brazill has had a nice couple months leading up to next week's draft. He showed impressive speed at the NFL Combine running a 4.48 40-yard dash, which was the 14th fastest time turned in by a wideout and the top time for a MAC receiver. Although he posted a fast time at the combine, time is moving slowly now because Brazill is playing the waiting game.
"I'm kind of nervous, but I'm not. I'm more prepared than anything. I'm ready, I've been working my butt off, I've ben grinding it out, only thing I can do now is just wait until that day and put it in God's hands see what's going on next."
To bide his time and keep his mind busy Brazill has been busy with the process that comes with the Draft.
"I've been traveling, working out, staying in shape, get my good lift in and watching film."
Brazill said he has met with the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins. If he is drafted next week he would become the third Bobcat in four years to be selected in the NFL Draft. Mike Mitchell was drafted in the second round (47th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in 2009. Taylor Price, Brazill's teammate at Ohio, was taken in the third round (90th overall) by the New England Patriots.
"I talked to Taylor a couple weeks ago," Brazill said about getting advice from Price or Mitchell. "He was just telling me to enjoy this moment, you only live once, this is your chance and just have fun."
The first round of the NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26. The second and third rounds will be held on Friday and rounds four through seven are on Saturday.
Brazill said he's not a crier, and will not get too emotional if his name is called next week, instead he will wear a big, sugary smile.
"I'll be excited more than anything… [I'll] have a big Kool-Aid smile on my face."