ABILENE, TX - Thursday night, the 2017 NFL Draft officially got underway in Philadelphia, and one Abilene High product is anxiously awaiting to hear his name to be called.
Keevan Lucas, who tore it up for Steve Warren's Eagles and is coming of a record-breaking career at the University of Tulsa, is trying to become the latest Big Country draftee.
But since his time as an Eagle, he's always been overlooked, under-valued – and not to mention having to go through unspeakable tragedy as a 14 year old.
But Lucas is positive. While many feel he won’t be drafted, he continued to put in the work, with some saying he could be a late 6th or 7th round pick.
And if he gets that chance, it'll be time to prove himself once again.
“I'm coming out here to really prove a point and to let ya'll know that I can play with the best and I can do these things that other people can do or that ya'll feel like I can't do,” Lucas said. “So I really just will try to have that chip and that edge and just come out and work."
Thursday evening, Lucas made his return to Abilene ahead of his draft party on Saturday.
He made an appearance at 325 Ink at a meet-and-greet, signing autographs and posing for pictures with well-wishers and fans – hoping to see one of their own make the big time.
It’s been a long, exhausting pre-draft process for Lucas, who now just has to wait, hoping the work he’s put in, pays off.
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