April 30, 2004
Jacksonville, FL.-- Pro football, Daryl Smith and Anthony Maddox may have attended rival high schools in Albany, but they're quickly becoming close friends as teammates on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Albany duo participating in the team's first mini-camp Friday morning in Jacksonville only days after the team selected them in last weekend's draft. Smith, a second round selection from Georgia Tech, spent his first day as a professional running with the second team defense at the weakside linebacker position.
Maddox, the Jags fourth round pick from Delta State, was also working with the 'two's' at defensive tackle. Both players agree that the biggest adjustment thus far is having to absorb so much information in such a short amount of time.
"I think I can get used to the speed after a while. Right now it's probably the biggest thing along with the installment of the new defense. So if I get that on the wrap I'll be okay," Smith said.
"In college week in and week out they'll tell you about just one guy that's good, but here everyone is good. It's not a 'this person is good, that person is good'. Everybody is good, so you have to feel like that. You have to have that attitude about everybody," Maddox said.
The Jags will continue their mini-camp tomorrow with two more workouts.
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