The Atlanta Falcons found a DE in the second-round of the NFL Draft with the selection of Ra’Shede Hageman (the 37th pick overall), from the University of Minnesota. Continuing to strengthen both sides of the ball, there was no clowning around with this pick, as we now know how the trading up for Jadeveon Clowney “story” ended, but do you know where the story of Hageman began?
While his massive size and strength make him an athletic freak, the main concern surrounding Hageman is consistency, but having read his story, a lack of it seemed to be missing from his whole life. If you haven’t read Hageman’s incredible journey of how he went from foster child to a national recognized athlete in college football, and now an Atlanta Falcon, you can check it out at the link below. I can say you will find it unbelievable, yet truly inspiring.
John Rosengrant wrote an incredible piece last fall on the defensive tackle, and it is certainly worth your time.