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Sidekicks get picked, too

Sidekicks get picked, too

Playing alongside a more ballyhooed teammate isn't always a bad thing. Even as the sidekick in a buddy system, you can be sure that a lot of people will be watching when you do something good.

For instance, playing the defensive tackle spot opposite heralded Tennessee teammate John Henderson in 2001 enabled Albert Haynesworth to steal enough of the spotlight to be selected in the first round of 2002 NFL Draft … just six picks after Henderson. Playing second fiddle to Cadillac Williams actually got Auburn tailback Ronnie Brown selected AHEAD OF his more celebrated backfield mate...

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