2011 NFL Draft: So You're Thinking About Drafting Bob Marley.

Congratulations! You're considering making the wonderful decision to draft Bob Marley! Like any responsible prospective selector, you're no doubt filled with questions about your potential draft pick. We here at Black Heart Gold Pants will try our best to answer any questions you might have.

Is this Bob Marley guy any good?   Well, sure! He has won a multitude of awards (many were posthumous),

His song "One Love" was named song of the millennium by the BBC.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.  Time Magazine called his album "Exodus" the Album of the Century in 1999.  He won the Jamaican Order of Merit, which is Jamaica's third HIGHest honor.  1976: Band of the Year by Rolling Stone.  He was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. 

Some people may not be real familiar with Marley, but some people see him as a hero.  In fact, both Brady Johnson and DJK had posters of Marley in their rooms, just above their nightstands.  You could say they had their own little shrine set up there.

Cool, any HIGHlights? See the photo below.




Wait, that didn't convince me of a whole lot. Yeah, well, you're a prude.  Go call WaterlooChazz and have a pizza party. 

It is difficult to know if women will distract Marley from the needed focus to become great at the NFL level.  When you hear "No Woman, No Cry", then he might be willing to put team goals ahead of his personal life.  On the other hand, "Easy Skanking" and "I Shot the Sheriff" might lead one to believe that he will make Michael Irvin look like the Church Lady.   He did have eleven children, THAT HE KNOWS OF.  This could be a bit of a concern.

That's not very reassuring either.  Really?  Well, there is more bad news.  Marley has never passed any sort of drug test.  Not urine, not blood, and not hair samples.  Unless you talk to some of the people at BHGP.  Many of them don't have a problem with a guy smoking a little tree, as long as he isn't hurting anyone.  It's not their concern.

I don't like hearing this word "concern" over and over.   That's understandable.  But the guy can sing.  Even a goody-two-shoes like WaterlooChazz has his greatest hits album.  If you hear "Jammin" or "Is This Love" and you don't start tapping a toe, then you should probably see a doctor to see if you still have a heart.

What position would he play?   Maybe safety?  He has the same first name as (and looks a little like) Bob Sanders.  Some people say he'd be a good team leader, because you know the other guys would respond if he started singing "Get Up, Stand Up."

So he's good! He's sure not bad, by any stretch. He's got a ton of learning to do, because I think the football that he played actually involves a net and a soccer ball.  In fact, he thought his cancer began with a toe injury that he incurred while playing soccer.  He is accustomed to playing to large crowds from his music concert career.

So he's not great?   Nope.  Actually, he's dead.  Cancer got him in 1981, at the age of 36.  But, he probably suffered less injuries in those 36 years than an average NFL player of the same age. 

Where will he be drafted?  Well, he died in Miami, but he also wrote a song called "Buffalo Soldier."  Let's say he'll go to the Bills at #3 or the Dolphins at #15.  For the record, Marley will not be attending the draft, because he's already sung "Waiting in Vain" too many times.





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