2015 NFL Draft: 5 Veteran Players Who Should Be Worried About Their Jobs

April 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There will be nervous eyes watching the NFL draft Thursday night from many different locations. Some picks may cause fans at home to not watch at all and instead closely examine their hands. And in more luxurious living rooms, veteran players will watch with a phone nearby, ready to call their position coaches if some young first-round stud is picked to replace them.
Andrew Whitworth won’t have that reflex. The 34-year-old Cincinnati Bengals left tackle and second-team All-Pro in 2014 fears no man.
“I’ve always had the opposite mentality,” he told Paul Dehner of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Mess up and draft someone at my position, because you’re going to sit around and watch him sit on the bench.”
“I see it as a challenge.”
That’s defiant, brave and wholly unnecessary intimidation from a man who stands 6’7” and weighs 330 pounds. Outwardly, Whitworth’s attitude is shared by every vetera...

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