Remembering the draft prospect who told us to take a hike

By Brian Costello

It's only natural for some prospects to take exception to where we have them ranked in Draft Preview. Most keep the complaint private. In one case, 27 years ago, one prospect told former THN editor-in-chief Bob McKenzie he was out to lunch. More

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