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2010 NFL Draft: Torell Troup Credits Family, Hard Work

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Torrell Troup of Central Florida runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Jessica DAnalyst IApril 24, 2010

Friday evening, UCF DL Torell Troup was picked 41st overall in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

"It feels really good to be a member of the Bills," Troup said following the decision.

The drafting of Troup comes as the second highest UCF draft ever, with Daunte Culpepper being the only Knight drafted higher (11th overall).

Many Knights fans think Troup has been overlooked as a member of the NFL's professional defensive community.

As for Torell himself, being an overshadowed pick doesn't come with any animosity.

"I don't play a glory position," he said. "I felt like I was a bit overlooked this year. For the Bills to grab me at the beginning of the second round is a great feeling and that tells me somebody is paying attention to all the hard work I've been putting in."

Troup's current conditioning level and work ethic impressed NFL scouts at the Combine this year, which resulted in such a high pick for the lineman.

But after the draft, he was crediting his parents for his dream come true.

"My parents work very hard, they're good people," he said. "I want to make them proud and do anything in my power. I'm not going to let anything hold me back from making them proud."



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