Willis Mcgahee : 2001 Draft Day Picks

by Bob Johnson - Date: 2007-04-03 - Word Count: 314 Share This!

Willis McGahee was born on October 20, 1981 in Miami, Florida. He is one of the top running backs in the NFL, and has been showing off his skills on the football field for many years. At an early age it was evident that McGahee was going to be a force to be reckoned with thanks to both his physical talent and smarts for the game.

After a stellar high school career McGahee decided to take his game to the University of Miami. His best season came in 2002 when he broke several school records. During this season he rushed for 1,753 yards on 282 carries. On top of all this he finished the season with 28 touchdowns. He was also an integral part of the 2001 Miami Hurricanes team that was crowned Division I National Champions. While at Miami McGahee set many records, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy which is given each year to the best player in all of Division I college football.

In 2003, McGahee was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 23rd overall pick in the first round. This was despite the fact that he was recovering from a major knee injury that he suffered during the last game of the 2003 season with the Hurricanes. It took a while for McGahee to make his way to the starting lineup, but by the sixth week of the 2004 season he had done just that. Although McGahee has not lived up to his expectations in the NFL, he is currently working towards all of his goals.

If McGahee is going to be a top tier running back he will need to focus more on the game and less on off the field issues. When he finally does this the Bills will begin to win more games, and McGahee will put up big numbers just as he did in college.

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