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Al Woods' Draft Days: 'Too Nervous to Watch' (Pt. 1)

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WHO DAT!?! 

(MAAAAN! -- It feels good to say that as someone who's actually playing for the Saints!)

Life has suddenly gotten to be very, very, very, very, very, very busy for me - Ha!  Sure, I've had a lot going on - pretty much - all throughout 2010, but my world's been spinning much faster since the NFL Draft went down.  And because a lot of people seem to be interested in what my draft experience was like, I figured I'd share it with you guys here on the net...

Most projections had me being picked somewhere around the third and fourth rounds; so, honestly, I didn't pay too much attention to the broadcast of the first round picks.  Actually, I didn't watch the second day of picks, either.  I just stayed outside, while Mom and Dad were inside the house watching it.  I was too nervous to sit there in front of the TV - day-in and day-out - anxiously waiting for my name to be called.  The stress of the whole experience was just too much to handle.

Despite not keeping up with the draft via the TV, I did, however, text my agent (Albert Elias) about a million times to find out what round was going on and whether or not it looked like I might be picked up by someone.  This method of following the draft was easiest on my nerves, because I already had so many thought-bullets flying around in my head that were full of worrisome questions like...

"In what round am I gonna get picked?  Am I gonna get drafted at all?  Will I just get an invite to a mini-camp?"

Every possible concern a person who was in my position could have ran through my mind during those stressful draft days.  Seriously, because I was so nervous, I had to go walk around the block a couple times to simply cool off.  I was just ready to hurry up and find out where my life was about take me.

I've got part two for ya tomorrow, so hang tight with me, alright.  Oh, and thanks for having me!  This is too cool.

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This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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