Today starts the opening of the NFL Draft. The networks will be devoting three days of coverage to the show. Round 1 will be shown from 8pm - 11:30pm tonight on ESPN. The remaining rounds will be shown Friday on ESPN2 from 7:00 - 11:30pm and Saturday on ESPN from noon - 8pm.
Who will be the number one draft pick...Will it be Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? We are huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also Jameis Winstons fans and will be cheering for him to be the Number 1 pick.
One million high school students participate in football annually. Only 1 in 17 go on to play college football. Only 1 in 50 will play ball in the NFL.
The NFL teams can draft anyone they want...even those with no football experience. There is a rule that underclass players are prohibited from entering the draft until three college football seasons have passed since their high school graduation. Once a player declares for the draft, they cannot return to play in college.
Each NFL team is given a position in the drafting order in reverse order relative to its record in the previous year. Our favorite team, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get the first pick since they were in last place last year! The Bucs can either select a player for the number one pick (Jameis Winston, please) or trade their position to another team (Lord have mercy, NO) for other draft positions or player(s).
There are seven rounds and a round is complete after each NFL team makes a choice.
Will you be watching the draft and which player do you think will be the number 1 pick?