Before anyone gets too excited on my abilities to get the tough interviews, this is not one I can take credit for. I was contacted by Dan Tierney from IMG Performance Institute, where Fabian is rehabbing from offseason surgery in his home town of Bradenton, Florida. IMG Academies consider themselves the most renowned multi-sport training and education institution in the world. They understand how to mold and shape properly balanced and well rounded athletes through support from world-class training, education, facilities, coaches and athletes.
While at IMG, Fabian answered some interesting questions about his opportunity to play for the Ravens and about his little known incredible 40 yard dash time at the 2005 NFL Combine that moved him from a possible 2nd or 3rd round pick into the first round. Hmmm....does that sound strikingly familiar to the story about Maryland's Darrius Heyward-Bey's rise to be the Oakland Raiders first pick at #7 in last month's NFL Draft. Ironically, Oakland was also the team that grabbed Fabian with the 23rd selection of the first round in the 2005 NFL Draft.
To see the IMG interview with Fabian Washington, click here.