DeMaryius Thomas the First Chosen One

robert ethanCorrespondent IApril 27, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Demaryius Thomas from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets holds up a Denver Broncos jersey after he was drafted by the Broncos number 22 overall during the the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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On the 25th day of December in the year 1987, a child was born in Montrose, Georgia. His father was a soldier who drifted away from his family and showed little interest in his son. His mother led a troubled life and was imprisoned when the child still a pre schooler. When he was 12 his mother was returned to prison for 20 years along with her own mother, who received a 40 year sentence. The boy drifted from relative to relative among both his birth parents families before finally settling with an uncle on his mother's side. Through it all he maintained a preternatural calm and acquired a wisdom beyond his years. In a situation that called for bitterness, rebellion, and violence, DeMaryius Thomas grew to be gentle, forgiving, and successful. Liked and respected by all who knew him.

With all due respect to Tim Tebow, (and I have nothing but respect for Tim Tebow), the story of the "Bay-Bay" Thomas seems much more compelling to me, and more heartwarming. Looking past the God gifted physical skills that enable him to carry 6'3" and 230 pounds over 40 yards in less than 4.4 seconds, this is a young man who compiled a higher Wonderlic score than much hyped Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle.

At present this is the Tim Tebow draft. Not just from the Bronco's perspective, but nation wide. In time I think it could turn out to be the DeMaryius Thomas draft. Not just from a Bronco's perspective but nation wide.