A little blood does not scare Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Not even a lot of it, actually. Blood is "cool," he says.
It's not so much because the feisty offensive tackle from Montreal has a purposefully nasty temperament on the football field -- one of the reasons he has been called the fastest rising prospect prior to the NFL draft, which goes May 8-10 in New York City.
Rather, it's because he has been interning this spring in the pediatric emergency room at Montreal Children's Hospital. Duvernay-Tardif is a medical student at McGill University, one of the world's premier public research institutions whose med school is consistently ranked among the top 20 in the world.