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Sharrif Floyd confident he can become an NFL great

I knew about Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd's athleticism and quick first step. I had no idea about everything Floyd overcame on his way toward being a potential top draft pick.

I had no clue Floyd was abused for years by a man who he thought was his father, only to find out that his father was murdered when Floyd was 3 years old. I didn't know about the bond Floyd had with his grandmother or all the people who helped Floyd get to where he is.

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Every once in a while, we write an Around The League post just to let you know about a great piece of content. This is one of those times. Go check out the NFL.com piece by Jeff Darlington on Floyd. Go do it.

"I think with more experience, more technique, I can be one of the greats," Floyd told Darlington about his NFL future. "And that's my goal -- to leave this game as one of the greats. And probably sometime down the line, to be looked at as a legend."

Read Floyd's story and you'll realize the young man already is legendary to so many around him. Knowing that backstory makes him easy to root for on draft day.

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