Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Owen Daniels

The Jon Budmayr commitment got me thinking about all the other high school quarterbacks we've gotten from Chicago, few of whom have worked out all that well. One who did was Owen Daniels, albeit at a different position.

You know what? He's quietly become one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Read this nice little write-up on Owen, part of a look at the AFC South at that position.

I laughed at his "limitations": not a deep threat. How many tight ends are?
Owen's a good example of a guy who realized his greatest potential to contribute and grow as a football player was at a different position, and wasn't too stubborn or proud to make the switch.