Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ssssh......Draft Guide

Don't tell no one, but here are two draft guides (680 pages of profiles) that NFL scouts are using for this weekend's 2010 draft.



Sacrilege, I know, but I absolutely love the new format. I was skeptical at first, being a long-time weekend draft party afficianado, but this Thursday - Saturday event generates some serious league buzz and excitement as compared to the Saturday endless seiges inciting mid-afternoon blood sugar comas, reclineritis, or alcohol blackouts. My only question is how will this affect subsequent drafts with enough PRESS time (leading into Friday's headline) to belly ache or opine about the first round or speculate on the second round leading into the weekend's media coverage? Will it pressure front offices to be influenced on making rash decisions (cough...cough...endless Claussen hype...cough) or entertain ridiculous trade scenarios they wouldn't have had the time to make in years prior? Who knows, but this more inclusive process is a welcome addition to help promote fan participation.

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