Tonight is the NFL Draft, and I'll be hosting the Redskins Draft Day party! To get ready for it, we had runningback Chris Thompson call in for a special episode of our Redskins podcast, Hail to the Siblings.
Chris is "just a guy who happens to play football," and tries to live in a way that fans have access to him. That means they also have access to trolling him and "trying to be a GM" of the Redskins. I asked him how he handles it and how his lady friend handles it.
We also talked about what it's like to be a player on Draft Day. He said his agent made it easier on him but saying he had slim chances of being picked up by anyone, but there was still a hopeful party planned and family and friends surrounding him.
Whether you're a big fan or not, I highly recommend listening to this conversation with Chris Thompson. It was entertaining and raw and real and I wish it could've gone on for at least an hour.
You'll get what we [my brother and I] call a "SparkNotes" version of a guide to the Draft before and after the convo.