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Moms of NFL draftees enjoy sons' big moment

Updated: April 29, 2011, 12:49 PM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

NEW YORK -- For every player selected in first round of the NFL draft, Thursday night marked an irrevocable turning point. Each young man will soon be rewarded with a rich contract, head to live in a new city and face many new temptations.

For many of these boys-turned-men-overnight, their moms may become increasingly important sources of guidance and stability.

Perhaps no NFL mother-to-be knows that story better than Anita Jordan, the mother of new Saints defensive ...

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