Ravens running back Justin Forsett will be one of the featured speakers at this year's NFL Rookie Symposium, which takes place next week in Aurora, Ohio.
The rookie symposium, now in its 18th year, is designed to help rookies prepare for life as professional players in advance of their first NFL training camp. Panel discussion topics will include "Expectations of an NFL Player," "Transitioning to the NFL," "Reaching Out," "Defining Success," and "Staying in the Game." Presentations will address player health and safety, decision making, finance, mental health and substance abuse.
In addition to Forsett, current players who will be featured speakers include Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews and Colts safety Mike Adams.
Several former players, including former Ravens receiver Donte Stallworth, and team and league executives will speak to the rookies as well.
Forsett should bring a unique perspective to the rookies, as he is a former seventh-round draft pick who essentially became an overnight sensation in his seventh year in the league. Forsett bounced around on four teams in six seasons before finding a home with the Ravens last season. He rushed for a career-high 1,266 yards and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance, and was rewarded with a new three-year, $9 million contract this spring.
He is also viewed as a strong locker-room presence and high-character person.
AFC rookies will be at the symposium June 21-24, with NFC rookies attending from June 24-27.
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