PHILADELPHIA -- There is at least one NFL prospect every winter whose stock explodes during an electric pre-draft season.
Enter Temple's Haason Reddick, a former walk-on at the ascending Owl program, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 13 overall pick Thursday. Reddick, who was born just over the bridge from this year's draft site in Camden, New Jersey, was able to stun the scouting community this offseason and rise from a mid-level pick with no expectations to a centerpiece in Arizona's rush-heavy defense.
"I had great support from my parents and family; great coaches throughout my college career and I had a strong mindset and a strong will," Reddick told NFL Network's Deion Sanders immediately following the pick.