So recently I went to an event that was a smaller-scale, replica of the NFL Draft. It was so interesting, but I quickly realized that I knew nothing about the real draft. Although I would consider myself a pretty informed and enthusiastic sports fan and sports is the job field I am most interested in, I found my flaws.
Now I have educated myself, but here are 7 ways to help you not be illiterate about the NFL Draft:
- It has been a special event since 1936. The aesthetics have evolved, but it has always been a major event.
2. Representatives from each NFL team is in attendance at the same time.
3. “On the clock,” is a common term referring to the amount of seconds teams have in between picks to chose their player.
4. There are currently 7 rounds, where 32 teams pick one player each round.
5. The pick order is determined from the previous year’s post season results.So the worse a team did the closer they are to the first pick.
6. If the President speaks that does not mean the President of the United States, so don’t look for Obama. It means the President/ Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell.
7. There are table runner, which I got to be at my event, who delivers the hand written pick to the Vice President to review and announce.
There are many many more details and rules to the draft, but they still confuse me so this is a start. My biggest advice would be to tune in to ESPN starting on April 28th at 8 P.M.
Keep choosing to learn about the fields you are interest in. Therefore, I’ll be watching too!
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