There Are Dreams and Then There Are Dreams

I always cringe when I hear some high school kid talk about how he expects to play in the NFL. It's a tough climb. Take for example Taylor Stubblefield. He is 6'1" and was recruited by Purdue who is known for its passing offense. During the three seasons at the school, he catches 165 passes. No one, and I mean no one, has ever caught that many passes at the highest level of college football. He's the all time record holder. So, unlike your regular high school kid, you would expect him to play in the NFL. Right? Think again. Last April, not a single team drafted him. So he signs as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers. Last weekend, he was cut.