Texas Rangers Acquire Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft
Arlington, TX - The Texas Rangers have shown an interest in drafting or acquiring NFL prospects in the past. In this day and age there seems to be more and more dual sport stars. Much different than in recent memory where the dual sport stars came few and far between. Mainly players like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson. However, that hasn’t deterred the Rangers and General Manager Jon Daniels from trying to convince players to play for him.
Before being drafted in the NFL to play wide receiver, Riley Cooper was once in the Texas Rangers farm system. The Cowboys could definitely use the services of Cooper over the oft-injured Miles Austin at the wide receiver position. In the 2012 MLB Draft the Rangers also selected Jameis Winston. He chose to go to Florida State University to focus on football. Winston made the right decision as he is about to win the Heisman and potentially be the number one pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
Then of course today the Rangers selected Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft. Wilson obviously won’t be playing baseball in Arlington as he is poised to take his Seahawks to the Super Bowl. I am scratching my head as to why Jon Daniels would take Wilson knowing he won’t be playing for them. One thing is clear to me, maybe Daniels should GM the Cowboys.
Patrick Conn is a Staff Writer for Pro Sports Extra.