Legendary defensive back Deion Sanders recalled a pretty great 1989 NFL Draft story while quarantined this week.
Sanders, 52, was the No. 5 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. The Atlanta Falcons took the Florida State product with their top selection.
Apparently, the New York Giants, picking No. 18, had interest in the All-American defensive back. They met with Sanders before the draft.
Sanders revealed that the Giants wanted him to take a written test before the draft. Primetime had no interest in that, though.
“I’ll be gone before (your pick),” he told the Giants. “I’ll see ya’ll later. I ain’t got time for this.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 30, 2020
Well, he was right.
Sanders went 13 picks before the Giants had a chance to take him. New York ended up drafting Brian Williams, a center from Minnesota. He played for the Giants from 1989-99.
Primetime went on to become one of the best defensive players in NFL history. He was a nine-time first-team All-Pro at cornerback and the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.