WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Draft day can be stressful enough as players anxiously await their name to be called – a moment they’ve dreamt about their entire lives – but with the process now spanning three days, that stress can become painful; that dream can become a nightmare when projections fail to meet reality.
Geno Smith wasn’t the only guy left waiting during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Before the Redskins selected safety Bacarri Rambo in the sixth round, the Georgia Bulldog was projected as a third- to fourth-round pick. He was waiting so long to be drafted that by the time he got the call from Washington, he was “kind of asleep,” as he put it in his interview with the Junkies Monday.
Cakes: How relieved were you when you finally got the call from the Redskins in the sixth round? Did you think ‘You know what? I might not get drafted. I might have to go the Free Agent route.’ Take us through the call that you got and how relieved you were when you got it.
Rambo: I was very relieved. I thought everybody had forgot about me. But I was kind of asleep when i got the call from the Redskins organization, but it’s just a blessing to get that phone call. I’m just thankful and I’m going to get in there and go to work and try to help out the team as much as I can.
“It was very stressful man,” Rambo went on.
Besides that his name is Rambo, and all the interesting wordplay you’ll likely see with that name in the coming months, we learned Bacarri was a 49’ers fan growing up.
“Growing up I was a 49’ers fan,” Rambo said. “”My dad used to live there. He spent some time in San Francisco and I used to always see him wearing the Joe Montana jerseys and Jerry Rice jerseys and Steve Young, so it kind of rubbed off on me. But now I’m a Redskins fan.”
He’s also been invited to become the newest member of the Corner Club, Jason Bishop’s growing group of drinking buddies in Ashburn. So that’s exciting.
Listen to the full interview below…