When Kerry Wynn went unselected in this year’s NFL Draft, which ended on May 10, he instead had to settle for a free agent offer from the New York Giants later on that night.
Wynn said he slept well though, with one motivating maxim running through his mind.
“My thought was, ‘It’s time to go to work. It’s time to make things happen,’” Wynn said.
Wynn, a 2009 graduate of Louisa County High School, is now nearly three weeks in to his NFL career. He currently is staying at a motel not even a mile away from the Giants’ MetLife Stadium, which looms over the horizon in East Weatherford, N.J.
Football is now not just a hobby. It’s also a job. The stadium is now his workplace.
“It’s really cool, the practice field overlooks the stadium,” Wynn said. “And behind the stadium, you can see the skyline of the city, so it’s really cool to look over and everybody is working in the city, and I’m doing my hobby, my job.”
Listed as 6’5 and 266 pounds, Wynn has the physical intangibles that coaches look for in a defensive end. The last two weeks have been spent mostly in the weight room and in meetings. Organized team activities are set to begin for all teams by next week, and that’s when Wynn will have his chance to put on the pads, buckle his chinstrap, and hopefully catch the attention of coaches.
To read the entire story, see the May 29 edition of The Central Virginian.