Getting Drafted To NFL Runs In Family For Shane Vereen

April 27, 2014 1:00 PM
Getting Drafted To NFL Runs In Family For Shane Vereen
" BOSTON (CBS) – It’s been three years since Shane Vereen was drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots, but the running back remembers the whole draft process very well.

And that’s a good thing, because he’s now relaying all his advice to his younger brother, Brock, a free safety out of Minnesota who is projecting to be a mid-round pick in next month’s draft.

“I tell him all kinds of stories of what I went through, just little advice and some tips that I can give him just so his experience is a little bit more relaxed than mine was,” Vereen told Bob Socci on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s NFL Draft Preview Show Sunday morning. “The hardest thing to do is to be patient, but that is the number-one thing you need to do. Keep a clear head and just know it doesn’t matter where you get drafted, it matters what you do when you get there.

“It’s a crazy process, fun at times, but pretty stressful,” he said of the draft.

The Vereen family is very familiar with the NFL draft "

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