With less than five hours until the NFL Draft, it’s time for us to get ready for three days of non-stop coverage. It’s been a major change since the drafts of decades past. It wasn’t a primetime event and it didn’t encompass three whole days. But that’s the change in the landscape of football.
The NFL has become king in this country. Anything and everything NFL is going to be eaten up by the consumer. We want NFL information all the time. Spreading the draft to three days was an obvious inevitability. And I am glad it happened.
One of the best things about the draft is all the scrutiny and analysis and mock drafts that come with it. Everyone has an opinion and everyone wants to share their input. It’s a pool of unpredictability, yet we try to predict it anyway. We have ideas of what a smart pick would be and what a dumb pick would be. Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we are wrong.