Maurice Drew has spent his football career disproving the notion that he's too small to be a star. Now he's going to try to prove he's not too small to play in the NFL.
"I play with a chip on my shoulder," the 5-7, 209-pound Drew said after being selected by the Jaguars in the second round of Saturday's NFL draft. "Now is my chance to prove to the naysayers that it doesn't matter how tall you are."
Drew was too exciting for the Jaguars to pass up. He offers potential as a star punt-returner and coach Jack Del Rio wouldn't discount Drew's potential to become a feature running back.
"We drafted him as both. We think he can be a positional player," Del Rio said.
At UCLA, Drew scored 13 touchdowns rushing last season and returned three punts for scores. He also caught 31 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns and he has been tagged a "poor man's Reggie Bush."
On Saturday, Drew watched several teams pass him by to select other running backs. "They didn't want to take a chance on me. I don't know why not. The Jaguars took the chance," Drew said.