NFL hopefuls who are on the fringe of being drafted this weekend know better than to get too picky — there are only so many jobs out there, after all.
But former Texas defensive lineman Paul Boyette Jr. knows what outcome would make his wife the happiest, as does anyone else who might follow her Twitter account.
Imani Boyette is a 6-foot-7 center for the WNBA's Chicago Sky, and she has spent the months leading up to the draft waging a campaign for the Bears to select her husband. Employing the hashtags #HireMyHusband and #Bears4Boyette, she is holding out hope someone at Halas Hall will be listening when it comes time to make a call this weekend.
"It would be great if we could just live in Chicago and run off into the sunset," she told the Chicago Tribune, "but he's kind of explained to me that it's like a really big pipe dream."
Imani, the younger sister of Warriors center JaVale McGee, was named to the WNBA's All-Rookie team after her first season with the Sky, in which she averaged 6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Paul Boyette is far from a lock to be drafted; CBS Sports ranks him 57th among defensive tackle prospects and ESPN.com has him at No. 79. If he ends up on the undrafted free agent market, you can bet the Bears will be hearing from his agent.