The Chicago Tribune has a profile of Bears rookie wide receiver Cameron Meredith, focusing mostly on his development during college. In there, though, is a pretty hilarious anecdote about how he got trolled when picking up the phone on the second day of the NFL Draft:
“The person called and said they were (Bill) Belichick and it was near the last pick of the third round,” Meredith said. “The guy said, ‘We’re taking you with the next pick.’”
Meredith sat in disbelief watching the screen as the Patriots selected Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom 97th overall with the third-to-last pick of Round 3.
“They had the second pick in the fourth round the next day and so I was thinking, ‘OK, maybe it is tomorrow,’” Meredith said, not yet deflated.
He called his agent, who made some calls, and they quickly figured out Meredith was the victim of a twisted prank.
The prank was especially cruel because it’s not like Meredith was drafted just a few picks later; he went undrafted, and received just a $6,000 signing bonus.
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