We have all heard plenty of stories about how the big stars are handling the NFL lockout, but there haven’t been nearly as many about those borderline guys who aren’t getting a chance to try to make a team and keep their dreams alive. Well, former Rams special teamer/receiver Jordan Kent has decided he will use this time to give back to others in the football world. Kent has established a touring football camp for high school players called Edge Combines. Kent is traveling to numerous high schools in the Pacific Northwest teaching work habits and football skills.
In an article in The Oregonian, Kent discusses his camp and his current situation within the NFL. He still wants to play in the league, but if he doesn’t find a job, he sounds like he is ok with that. “”I can walk away with my head held high because at the end of the day I played three years in the NFL after picking up the sport two years before that,” he said.
I have a soft spot for Kent because I am a big Oregon fan, and he was awfully impressive playing three sports as a Duck, and doing all three of them very well. At 6-foot-4 with outstanding speed, I have to think he could be a solid NFL receiver if someone would give him a chance, because he is still learning the position and the game. He is an outstanding special teams player, and the potential is there. I’m not lobbying for him to come back to St. Louis, because we already have a logjam at the receiver position, but I think we can see that this lockout is affecting more than just the multi-millionaires who are sitting at home counting their money. Guys like Kent are just trying to get a job in the league, and this lockout is affecting them more than the guys who already have their spot