An annual NFL draft tradition: pro-only fans shouting in disbelief about a player’s wonderful name as college fans scoff like hipsters, having known about that player’s incredible lyricism for years.
Let’s not do that this time. Let’s join together in praising the music of this year’s draft roster.
So! Below is a starting 22 of 2017 prospects, made up of nothing but the finest names at each position.
Your captains are Arkansas State D lineman Dee Liner, Michigan tight end Jake Butt (who already has a toilet paper endorsement deal) …
Peterson played college ball at the University of Oklahoma, where he became a prolific runner and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2004. Despite lingering injury concerns, the Vikings took Peterson with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. Peterson became an instant star, rushing for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first NFL season. He took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award for his efforts.
Peterson made the Pro Bowl four straight years between 2007-10, staying mostly healthy the whole time. His career hit a speed bump in 2011, when he tore his ACL late in the season. Most people didn’t expect him to be ready in time to start the 2012 season, but Peterson made a superhuman recovery and was back for Week 1. He went on to have one of the greatest RB seasons ever, piling up 2,097 rushing yards and averaging 6 yards per carry, finishing just 9 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season record. Peterson NFL Jerseys 2014 won both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2014, Peterson became engulfed in controversy when he was indicted on child abuse Real Cheap Jerseys charges. The public outrage led to the Vikings suspending Peterson before he was eventually placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, missing the entire season after just one game. Peterson took a plea bargain deal and was reinstated in the 2015 offseason.