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FOXSports.com talks with football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice about the upcoming NFL Draft and more.
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However what -- -- -- we're please be joined by. One of the greatest players and NFL history Jerry Rice won three Super Bowl rings with the 49ers he was a thirteen time Pro Bowl selection. Of course he's a hall of Famer. And Jerry last year NFL films actually may -- the number one NFL player of all time. -- figure game would translate any differently to today's NFL. Our game translate any different no I don't think felt because. I always I wanted to be in the best shape of my life and I always wanted to come into the -- it that way. You know. -- -- -- my work ethic. So. He's got Patrick with property. That technology now might. Be able to elevate my game is a little bit more put. Spirit thing you know our way but -- heels. I really conditioning my cup build all these. -- you're pretty much injury free during your playing days rarely missing a game during a twenty year career. So what do you think of the NFL's increased measures to crackdown on violent hits. I can't figure out there and that's very. Very important you know if you leave with the crowd that helped me you don't like it. You know suspend it or you don't get find something is gonna happen because. You know football's about sports but deals you'd have to protect the players. On the football field in 81 there's you know -- with the crown of the helmet is trying to -- -- what you know because you do not. You know tackle football. That's not tackle football applaud you. Are trying to do -- got -- injuries. Well speaking a big hits let's talk about the current NFL lockout. You're no stranger to labor dispute says you were involved in that strike shortened season back in 1987. Tell us what that was like for US supplier and compared to what's going on between the players and owners today. When I went through the straight man they were Phillip are because if you wanted to be out here on the football field to people they can you want to do battle. -- they're and you could. So. So you know open Barrett through mediation and everything that's happened and now that would it is done. And in both sides you know decide their -- the most important thing is the game and just like you know what bill what what light here you know we will move it forward that we who we're fair barricade -- we're gonna help football this year. We're looking forward for the draft picks week and and it should be a lot of fun. Well -- they used replacement players. During that 87 strike how did you feel about that. Well they're skilled players and stuff so that's. You know that that would go up front straight it just see -- because he had those players on the football field you know player. You know play of football where you want it could be so you know we -- it up -- -- player and actually go -- twelve games are still there. You know -- -- about fort day so I opened -- need to get this result you know before. Wait before. Because that took four you know so you know to give that guy. They're draft choices a scare the -- here at large and not be you know play catch up but lost from the start. Let's talk about the upcoming NFL draft would know free agency right now teams are obviously going to lean heavily on the draft to improve their roster. You're a former first round pick out of Mississippi Valley State back in 85. What do you remember about the draft process and specifically draft day. But draft Beers. It'd -- records because. You don't know where you go on it erect other players are probably not sleeping because they don't know -- You know they hope into. To go to a team waiting all the chairs to. To be able to excel in and also. -- themselves in the position to wouldn't -- vote -- You know they're a lot out -- -- doubt that there are certain about. Though. Obviously treatment might. Be interpreted what what. They're -- call if they don't likely. -- article. Well -- you -- the sixteenth overall pick back in 85 it's hard to believe you're the third wide receiver taken. What wide outs in this draft do you think have the most potential at the next level. Our public sale Julio -- and also AJ green here. You know -- are very talented. You know eight. Are they -- Beijing agree he has. All in intangible. He could do it all. We're Julio -- You know big guy has. He is gonna have to work on his fanciful that war and not -- well. Well almost because. You know best so that they just about already is it -- -- -- you know I think he. He could be that the -- -- let you know there will be our talented players out there. -- I know you'll be in New York City for the NFL draft and it got a good thing going with Bud Light tells about. But my ideas but it felt new official beer or not but like it's also given parents. A chance to win ten million dollars by creating a perfect first round mock draft. You have to be 21 in older. Go to FaceBook dot com -- but like welcome thoughtful well it's cool being in New York where it that night. Quote it's that Bud Light -- pre draft party. Where they -- that we know we're gonna help but all favors. We're gonna get tipped and inside and out but might it also sponsored the second route broke. You know -- pocono with bill this is marking. Errant you know it's it would have a lot of -- Is there and and I just want people. To know that if you feel like you know. Collegiate players. You know waiting for your record. You have -- -- because you have with cheers. Where -- million dollars. -- Jerry thanks so much for being with us and have a great time with the draft and for all -- NFL draft needs be sure to keep a -- about a foxsports.com. -- -- Sparage. -- look at it.