the Steelers are bringing in 5'9" WR Lance Moore from the Saints in for a visit on Tuesday. if they're looking for a 5'9" slot receiver, I would much rather we draft this guy:
Robert Herron hopes to be among NFL draftees from Southern California
By Eric Sondheimer
March 16, 2014
Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron makes a catch at the NFL scouting combine in February.
Los Angeles doesn't have an NFL team, but this year's draft set for May 8-10 is going to generate excitement in Southern California, because lots of former high school standouts could be selected.
Anthony Barr of Los Angeles Loyola, Marqise Lee of Gardena Serra, Troy Niklas of Anaheim Servite and De'Anthony Thomas of Crenshaw will have plenty of fans glued to their TVs and computers hoping to unleash a big scream when they are chosen.
Then there's Robert Herron, a receiver from Dorsey who earned a college scholarship to Wyoming in the summer of 2010, just days before the start of fall practice. The fact he got on a plane to Laramie and stayed all four years provides a clue to his commitment to fulfilling a dream.
"I feel blessed for the opportunity to be able to play the sport," Herron said. "It's a great town. There's a lot of good people."
He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL combine last month. He had unofficial times of 4.25 and 4.29 at his school's pro day last week. He wants the chance to play in the NFL.
Herron has overcome plenty. His father was in prison. His mother wasn't around. An aunt took him in and helped raise him.
"I feel everybody has obstacles. You just have to deal with it and get over it," he said.
In Wyoming, there were times it was so cold — minus-20 degrees with the windchill factor — that you wonder how Herron survived having been raised in sunny Southern California.
He's 5 feet 9, 190 pounds. In the NFL, his size should be no problem, because if you have speed and good hands there's a place for you. Herron has both. He can't wait for draft day.