Henson could get his name called on draft day
Updated: April 24, 2003, 12:17 PM ETBy By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Had Drew Henson stayed at Michigan, he likely would have been the first player taken in last year's draft. Instead, Henson signed a six-year, $17 million deal to play third base with the New York Yankees. But now that his class has graduated, he is eligible to be drafted, and despite his flirtation with baseball, several teams are considering calling his name on the second day of the draft. "I've thought about Henson," Lions president Matt Millen told the Detroit Free Press, referring to the possibility of drafting Henson late. "We'll see. I kind of liked him two years ago, but there will be a lot of people who do that."
According to Henson, that would be a wasted pick. Henson has repeatedly stated that his dream is to play third base for the Yankees, and he's not ready to give up on his dream. But are the Yankees ready to give up on him?
Cleveland might enter the Drew Henson sweepstakes.