The start of the 2015 college football season is just around the corner, but NFL teams are already getting a head start on doing their homework on some of the top talents in the 2016 draft class.
Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland is just the latest example of that.
According to a report from WHNT 19, two NFL teams from the AFC West — the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raider s– have reached out to Ragland’s high school coach, Kevin Rose, for some insight on the linebacker’s background.
“I got one from the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs today,” Rose told WHNT.
“They are looking back on his character and work ethic in high school which is a great message for our kids. Don’t think that what you do when you are 16-17 and 18 years old is unimportant, it’s going to follow you for the rest of your life.”
The good news for Ragland is that it appears his high school head coach has his back.
“In Reggie’s case I’m able to get on there and say very positive things about him because he was a great role model when he was here,” Rose said.
This just goes to show how everything you do on your journey to the NFL is important.
If Ragland was a headache in high school or created some issues within the locker room, teams like the Chiefs and Raiders could already be turned off by the prospect and looking elsewhere to fill a void in the middle of their defense.
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