Justin Pugh draft day phone call from New York Giants

Nothing compares to the jubilation of an NFL prospect getting THAT phone call

4/26/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsJustin Pugh was selected by the New York Giants with the 19th overall pick.

After Pugh got off the phone from his phone call with (presumably) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, the Pugh household erupted in pure elation.

The excitement in his house when it happened was so intense that even an Eagles fan joined the pigpile on top of him.

What does it feel like to get a phone call from an NFL team informing you that you'll be selected with their first round pick? Most of us will never truly know. But Justin Pugh knows, and thanks to one of his friends, we get a glimpse into the scene:




This was a lot longer than the normal look-in that we usually get from NFL Network or ESPN, and it's awesome to see the pure emotion from a guy like Pugh, who was obviously trying to keep calm and collected while on the phone with his new coach.

Congrats to Pugh, and all of the other guys who got picked yesterday, and will continue to get drafted over the course of tonight and tomorrow. This was truly a special moment.
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