2011 NFL Draft Watch #36: Mark Herzlich

The countdown continues and our number thirty-six prospect in college football is…

Outside Linebacker Mark Herzlich, Boston College (Senior):

The Skinny: Shortly after declaring that he would return for his senior season and pass up NFL riches—the linebacker was projected as potential first-round pick by many in the scouting community—he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. While his road to recovery was the most inspiring story of the 2009 college football season and his return to the gridiron this year will be the feel-good story of the year, NFL decision makers are going to need to see Herzlich prove that he is back to being one of the highest-graded draft prospects. If anyone in college football looks like they were born to fight

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