Robert Griffin III

Pre-draft football: Prospects vs. kids at Shriners hospital

One day away from discovering where their professional paths will lead, NFL draft prospects gathered for some impromptu football.

The site: Shriners Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The players: patients at the hospital — all of whom tugged at the heart strings of these physical specimens.

"This is what it's all about," LSU safety Jamal Adams said Wednesday. Adams is expected to be one of the top selections in Thursday night's first round. "Man, this is special, being with these kids."

With 20 of his peers on hand, the event was a celebration not only of their achievements, but a recognition of what these kids have gone through, and...