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NFL Rookie Reaction: LB Jon Beason Audio
The 6-foot-1, 237-pound linebacker had gathered with family, close friends, coaches, and everyone that he felt played a role in supporting him up to that moment when he learned where he would be playing in the NFL this season.
But the initial flow of the draft didn't fall exactly as Beason had expected.
"When it was my time for my teams to come up, with Carolina and Jacksonville, both of them traded down," he said.
But before the Panthers finally made their first pick at No. 25, the phone rang and the wait was over.
While some people referenced the potential money that he had lost by Carolina not picking him earlier in the round rather than trading down, Beason looked at it in a different light.
"It's an honor and a privilege just to get drafted," he said.
Scout.com subscribers can listen to this 3-minute audio as Jon describes his day, what he knows about Panthers head coach John Fox, and much more by clicking on the link below. And you can learn more about him by visiting his Scout.com player profile page.
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