NFL prospects inspire youth at draft clinic

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NFL prospects inspire youth at draft clinic. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on April 27.

The Play Football Clinic kicked off Thursday morning with a focus on Philadelphia's youth and high school football scene.

And when I say "little" I am talking about the youngsters having a great time with some of the top prospects in the country.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is no NFL without youth football.

"You can see how much the prospects are having fun. They are having a great time. They may be having more fun than these kids," said Goodell.

This is all part of the NFL's Play Football Initiative, Goodell said.

Unlike the Play 60 Initiative which is designed to battle adolescent obesity, this program is designed to inspire budding football stars regardless of the level of play.

Roman Oben, NFL Director of Youth Football said, "Whether it's flag, tackle, youth, high school tackle, so when you do these type of clinics, it's a great introductory layer to learning about the fundamentals of the game of the game."

And among the impending draft picks playing with the kids, Action News found Temple star linebacker Haason Reddick who says he hopes these kids cheer him wearing an Eagles uniform, but if someone else picks him, that's okay.

Haason Reddick, Temple Football Star said, "I don't really have a preference. I just want to be an NFL football player. Whatever team thinks they need me, you know, and they want me in their franchise, I can't wait to get there and start working."

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