Which player has the best name in next weeks NFL draft?
I say it is a defensive end/outside linebacker from the University of Illinois named Whitney Mercilus.
Mercilus is leaving the NCAA after a successful junior year in which he was named the best defensive end in the country in winning the Ted Hendricks Award.
He led the nation with 16 sacks, and also had 9 forced fumbles.
Most scouts have him listed as either second or third best at his position.
But what about the great name for an NFL sack artist?
I can hear an announcer saying this:
"One word about the pass rush in today's game: Mercilus!"
"Another Mercilus pummeling!"
I think a great football name should count for at least bonus points; considering all the areas that teams evaluate potential draft picks.