Thursday, April 24, 2008

[Myers] AFL boss pushes son for NFL draft - NY Daily News
...The NFL draft is always full of family affairs and this year's story is about one commissioner waiting to hear another call out his son's name.

"Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has been a long-time friend," said David Baker, the commissioner of the Arena Football League. "I always told him, 'I sure hope you can handle Sammy's name.' Sam Baker is pretty easy."

Although Sam Baker's stock dropped after a senior year at USC that was marred by rib and hamstring injuries, the 6-5, 309-pound left tackle is still projected to be drafted in the second round Saturday. One GM said Baker could be moved inside to play guard.

David Baker would love to hear Goodell announcing his son's selection because that means he's a first-round pick...

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