Overall, it was a pretty exciting first round of the NFL draft.
Three QBs taken in the first three picks, the Bears trading up for Justin Fields, tons of Alabama players (as always), Darius Rucker standing in Trevor Lawrence’s kitchen, but perhaps the most powerful moment of the night was when the Colts took stud pass rusher Kwity Paye with the 21st pick.
Why? Because of his journey to get to the NFL.
Born in West Africa, Kwity’s mom Agnes fled her native Liberia to Sierra Leone when the war broke out. Eventually, she fled to Guinea where Kwity was born, and after living in a refugee camp with her family, eventually moved to Rhode Island.
Agnes worked two, sometimes three, jobs to keep the family afloat, but after last night… she’s officially retired.
And Kwity made that announcement on live TV, right after he was drafted.
Needless to say, it was an emotional moment for the entire family.