Cowboys legend Drew Pearson took the stage in Philadelphia to announce the organization’s second-round pick, which would seem ordinary enough. However, Pearson used the opportunity to poke fun at Eagles fans in attendance, saying the hometown franchise allowed him to have a long and successful NFL career.
Pearson was showered with boos before announcing Awuzie as the 60th overall selection.
Ahead of the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp, Awuzie called that element of his draft night experience “crazy.”
“That was surreal,” Awuzi told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News on Saturday. “Two picks before I got the call and I was hugging everybody and dropped some tears and I stepped outside to get some fresh air, think, reflect.
“Then I come back inside for my pick and I’m staring at the screen while he’s talking, like what’s going on? Did he say my name? I was like, dang, what’s going on, and all of a sudden he said my name. I was like, dang, that was crazy. Especially when I heard my name from a legend like that, to play for a great organization like this it was really surreal.”
Awuzie is expected to compete for a starting role during his rookie season.
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