10 Current NFL Stars Who Were Taken In The MLB Draft

Originally posted on CBS Seattle:

(1090 The Fan) – Thanks to the growing popularity of the NFL Draft, sports fans across the nation will but their enthusiasm for baseball on hold for the next few nights.

There have been several big-name NFL players who have also been selected in the (less-dramatic) MLB draft and some who have even spent time playing professional baseball before their NFL careers took off.

In The Bleacher Report’s article, 10 Current NFL Stars Who Were Also Taken in the MLB Draft, Joel Reuter brings you up to speed with the baseball roots of some of today’s NFL stars.

We know about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s opportunities with the Baltimore Orioles (41st round in 2007) and the Colorado Rockies (4th round in 2010). And most of us in the region know former Husky quarterback (currently with the Tennessee Titans) Jake Locker was selected by the Los Angeles Angels…

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