If there is a place where Chandler can blend in, put that proverbial nose to the grindstone and get to work without the weight of the world on his shoulders, it is New England.
Here is a sampling of some of the reactions to the selection of Chandler Jones by the New England Patriots Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. Jones, who play defensive end with the Syracuse Orange football team, was the 21st selection overall.
It's an incredibly emotional, mentally draining experience, I'm sure. But then came the 21st pick, and the Bengals trading out of that pick with the New England Patriots. Arguably the premier franchise in the league right now moved up to take the Syracuse defensive end. ESPN showed highlights of Jones' production. Mel Kiper even let out a bomb when he said during the broadcast, "If Chandler Jones had played in every game last season he would have been a top 10 pick."
Hall of Famer and Syracuse legend Floyd Little ’67 will return to his roots to celebrate with his hometown community on Wednesday, May 2. The spotlight shines on Little and New Haven, Conn. as the ‘Hometown Hall of Famers ™’ program celebrates and honors the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest players.
Jonny Flynn and Darryl "Mookie" Watkins have not had the kind of NBA careers they had hoped. Flynn was a top 10 pick of the Timberwolved, but didn't live up to expectations there and is now on his third team in the last two seasons. Watkins has spent most of his career in the Developmental League. However, both have performed better of late.
Jessie Petersen led five SU women with top-15 finishes in the 10000-meter run at the 118th Penn Relays on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Petersen's time of 35:25.78 qualified her for the BIG EAST Championship next weekend in Tampa, Fla.
Chandler Jones drafted 21st by the New England Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft (via RealTLV)