For Robert Gallery it is not just a matter of waiting for the next week and a half. Iowa’s Outland Trophy winner is expected to be one of the top picks during the April 24th N-F-L draft. It has been a long journey for Gallery who was a tight end at East Buchanan High School before his eventual shift to tackle. He says kids dream of being a top pick in the N-F-L, but noone ever thinks it’s going to happen.Gallery says changing positions turned out to be his best decision. He says he’s been blessed with a lot of good things, but never thought it would happen.Gallery has worked out for a number of different teams and also visited with a number of those who may draft him. He says that was more to meet the staffs and let them see what type of person he is, not much to do with football.A number of other Hawkeyes hope to be drafted or given the chance to take part in pre-season drills for a team. UNI has had several players move on to the NFL in recent years and coach Mark Farley says a number of Panthers have been drawing interest. He says Justin Sande, Eddie Gallas have done well. He says he heard that Gallas has the best vertical leap. Farley says the most important thing is to get a chance to make a team. He says it doesn’t matter whether you’re drafted or not, the key is to make it into someone’s camp. He says once you get into camp, you have to go and make a name for yourself.
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