Super-agent Drew Rosenhaus has a style which makes many people inside and outside of the NFL dislike him. But after the Senior Bowl's South practice yesterday, where watched clients OT Marcus Gilbert (Florida) and ILB Colin McCarthy (Miami, FL), he showed class that his critics would find hard to believe unless they saw it for themselves.
Walking off the Fairhope Stadium field while on his phone (like most agents, Rosenhaus spends most of his life with a phone to his ear), a burly man yelled towards him for an autograph. He pointed to his phone, and continued to walk away to get away from the crowd so he could hear the conversation. The man once again yelled quite loudly at Rosenhaus, saying "my son is a big fan, why won't you take a picture with him?"
Many agents, players or coaches may have continued walking given the rude nature of the father. However, Rosenhaus asked the person on the other side of the line to hold and walked back to the young man waiting for the picture. He smiled, took the picture, and the father thanked him with a enthusiastic handshake.
Small acts such as that which show the human side of well-known people with reputations or hardened exteriors are often are not noticed, much less reported. This one deserved to be.
--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reute