Has anyone ever felt more pressure to out perform their second round draft slot than Chidobe Awuzie felt immediately following this announcement? The fact of the matter is that most people won't even remember that a full on embrace of the heel role that would make Hollywood Hulk Hogan proud was the "welcome to the NFL" moment for a Colorado defensive back. That said, don't you think the Colorado defensive back in question feels like he owes it Drew Pearson to have a career that is worthy of working an entire rival city into a frenzy?
It's like going on a date with someone you were set up with by a mutual friend, or showing up to a rec league basketball game as the ringer. You almost owe it to the person that stuck their neck/Super Bowl ring out for you to put your best foot forward. Obviously the former Cowboy would have proudly been the villain no matter who the pick was and he probably won't even track the successes and failures of the guy whose drafting provided him the perfect opportunity to remind Philadelphia of their citywide sucktitude. Still, when Chidobe Awuzie looks back at the first day of the rest of his professional life he will always remember garnering a more emotional response than Donovan McNabb and that's not something that should be taken lightly. It doesn't even matter whether or not Eagles fans remember it was you that they were indirectly booing, because you don't draw the ire of the most volatile fanbase in football without feeling pressure to give them a reason to hate you.