Fox Sports was shocked that Bess was not drafted

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Fox Note: “Dolphins WR Davone Bess will once again make 31 teams wonder how they overlooked him during the 2008 NFL Draft. The former Hawaii wide receiver really impressed me back in February, 2008 during a one-hour session where selected members of the media were able to view an hour of quarterback and wide receiver workouts at the NFL Combine. Afterward, I wrote that Bess, “did some outstanding work during the gauntlet drill, showing his quick reaction time, good acceleration and strong concentration skills. But he also impressed with his cutting skills while running his routes and for his ability to locate the ball and make over-the-shoulder catches in stride. Despite three consecutive seasons of at least 1,100 yards receiving, including an outstanding senior year in which he made 108 catches for 1,266 yards and 12 scores, no one used a draft pick on the talented young player. I’m not sure who was stunned more by that oversight — me or Davone Bess.”

About not getting drafted, Bess said:
“Obviously, it was really disappointing not getting drafted. But at the same time, I use every negative thing and turn it into a positive. I try to just go out and prove everybody wrong.” (Fox)

Fox Note: “During the final six games of the season, Bess averaged nearly six catches per game with 35 receptions for 366 yards. Over the complete span of his rookie season, he pulled in 54 balls for 554 yards and one touchdown. Denver’s Eddie Royal (91) and Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson (62) were the only rookie wide receivers with more catches. But considering they each started 15 games compared to Bess’ six, you have to believe that Bess could put up some big-time numbers this season if he can pick up where he left off.”

Looking forward to the season, Bess said:
“I feel good right now. Obviously, having a year under my belt, I’m going out there a lot more confident. I can just go out there and play ball now.” (Fox)


One Response to “Fox Sports was shocked that Bess was not drafted”

  1. LizKauai Says:

    I hope our outstanding UH 2007 players will keep heads shaking in wonderment and remind the naysayers of how wrong they were about Hawaii. The perfect season was totally earned and deserved!
    Thanks for the post!

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