When defensive end Ray Drew arrived on the Georgia campus, it was expected that he’d become one of the best defensive players in the SEC. Yet his numbers through his first two season — 31 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 3.5 tackles for loss — have people thinking that he’s a bust of a five-star recruit. Drew, however, isn’t fazed by the slow start to his Bulldog career, saying in an interview with The Macon Telegraph that good things come to those who wait:
I say we’re living in a microwave era. We want it quick; we want it now. But some of the best food comes out of the Crock Pot. It has to sit and melt for a while. I guess you could say I’ve been on the Crock Pot plan.
It hasn’t been as quick as a lot of people would’ve liked. It hasn’t been as quick as I would’ve liked it. But I believe something good is gonna come out of the Crock Pot.
Man, I really shouldn’t have read that interview before lunch.
Drew, an ordained reverend, still firmly believes he has a shot in the NFL. He certainly has the size at 6-foot-5 and 276 pounds. His numbers appear to be going up this year — he already has seven tackles and one tackle for a loss — which bodes well for his pro prospects. He’ll have another opportunity to demonstrate his improvement when his Bulldogs take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday.
[Source: The Macon Telegraph]