Despite breaking the school record for total offense during his senior year with the Kent State Golden Flashes, Julian Edelman was not invited to the NFL combine. He was a successful college quarterback but NFL scouts did not see much of a future for him. It was looking bleak for this college star but then hope. At the end of 7th and final round of the NFL draft, he received a phone call.
“Hey, this is Coach Belichick. We are going to draft you. We really don’t know what you are going to play but we know you can play football. Nancy Meier [the Patriots’ director of scouting administration] will call you tonight to get you situated. Have a good one.”