Even though he had to suffer through an incredibly long three days (which likely pale in comparison to the frustrations of the Buckeyes' 2011 football season), former Ohio State spiritual leader and four year starter at center Michael Brewster's NFL dreams may be becoming a reality yet. Around forty minutes after the conclusion of the NFL Draft's seventh and final round, Brewster announced that he was headed for Jacksonville with a shot to make the Jaguars as a backup center/lineman. From the man himself:
Not in the fashion I imagined but my prayers were answered and I'm going home!! Jacksonville jaguars!! Can't wait to get to work!— Michael Brewster (@Brewster50) April 29, 2012
Despite a rocky senior season which in addition to team related issues saw Brewster temporarily get away from his game in the middle parts of the season, the veteran leader found himself and turned in a solid last leg of the year. Jacksonville potentially gets one of the real steals of the undrafted group as Brewster should have every bit the ability to stick around for a number of years should be he be mentally and physically right.
It's also worth noting Brewster is an Orlando native and subsequently should be able to have plenty of familymake the two and a half hour drive north this fall should he make the 53-man roster.