The NFL front office, at least, doesn't think former Florida State and Beddingfield High defensive end Everette Brown will be one of the first nine picks in its draft on April 25-26.
Brown wasn't among the nine players invited by the league to attend the first day of the draft in New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
So instead of waiting for his name to be called in the infamous "green room," perhaps Brown, the 2005 Wilson Daily Times Ironman of the Year, will await the phone call from his future employer from his parents' house in Stantonsburg.
Depending on what mock draft (and there are dozens on the Internet) you've seen, Brown could go anywhere in the first round from ninth to Green Bay to 11th to Buffalo to 13th to Washington to 14th to New Orleans or 19th to Tampa Bay. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. doesn't even have Brown in his top 16 and since I'm not an ESPN Insider, I can't check out the rest of Kiper's draft to find out who he thinks will take Brown, who ended his Seminoles career as one of the nation's top pass rushers.
The consensus does seem to suggest that Brown, who has played DE for his entire career, might end up as an outside linebacker in the NFL's current favorite 3-4 defense.