Talk of Fame Network
Mark Rypien visits the Talk of Fame Network this weekend to talk about the challenges of making an NFL roster as a sixth-round draft pick.
This is Week 3 of the Talk of Fame Network’s eight-part draft series and the sixth round is our focus, so Rypien became a logical guest. The Washington Redskins selected him in the sixth round of the 1986 draft and Rypien spent his first two seasons on injured reserve before finally hitting the field in 1988.
Rypien became the starter in 1989 and went to his first Pro Bowl that season after passing for a career-best 3,768 yards. Two years later, Rypien was named the Super Bowl MVP after shredding the Buffalo Bills for 292 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-24 victory.
In addition, your Hall of Fame guys Ron Borges, Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge stage their draft of all-time sixth-rounders and focus on anything Irish and green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day March 17. Gosselin states the Hall of Fame case for former Cleveland Browns linebacker Clay Matthews and also explains why the NFL likes experience in a player but not age. Borges also explores the NFL’s definition of tampering in the days leading up to free agency.
This week’s show features all of this plus the popular two-minute drill, which closes out each of the show’s two hours.