When Russ Grimm was drafted in the third round of the 1981 draft, he got a call from the Washington Redskins telling him he was going to be their selection.
“When they said Washington Redskins I thought, ‘OK, Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer,’ things like this,” Grimm said. “But I always in my mind had pictured that the Redskins were in the state of Washington, not the nation’s capital. So I got my ticket and they said, ‘Washington, D.C.,’ and I said, ‘Ahh, that’s not that far away.’ So it worked out pretty good.”
Grimm was from Pennsylvania. He clearly has a better grasp of the nation’s geography these days.
This and other memories are part of the draft memory video package just posted. And if you missed it yesterday, the boys in the video room also put together a good look at how the Cards put together the top 120 draft board. Soon, we will have a short video roundtable posted between myself, Ron Wolfley, Dave Pasch and Paul Calvisi over the Cards’ top pick tomorrow. (And here it is.)
The draft is almost here.
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