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Geno Smith’s Guide on How NOT To Go Pro

Every April the NFL welcomes a new crop of rookies into the professional ranks via the NFL Draft. Teams map out their Draft plans, after accumulating every possible piece of data available on these prospects. They debate the value of each player, scrutinizing every little detail. Teams know they MUST select the right players, because…

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2013 NFL 1st Round Draft Pick Twitter Accounts

Another National Football League draft has occurred. The Kansas Ciy Chiefs left the draft with top selection Eric Fisher, while the Minnesota Vikings scored the biggest haul, grabbing three first round picks. The New York Jets picked up a couple of highly touted prospects, while the Buffalo Bills took the only quarterback in the first…

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2013 NFL Draftees and their Sports Agents

The 2013 NFL draft has come and gone. Eric Fisher was selected first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Central Michigan, as the Chiefs hope to re-invigorate a devoted fanbase who watched the team fail miserably last season with a record of 2-14. Fisher is projected to make close to $22 million with…

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2013 NFL Draft Madness & Analysis

Excitement. Anticipation. Mystery. Anxiety. No, I’m not describing the latest action movie, I’m talking about the NFL Draft! And this does not just apply to fans; there is also some intense emotion inside of every one of the 32 team Draft rooms. I have seen a complete range of emotions expressed as I worked in…

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Quarterback Dominoes 2013 – Part I

So what makes a great NFL quarterback? Is it arm strength or accuracy? What about the ability to read and diagnose defenses? Is it having awareness or pocket presence? Is it being multidimensional as a threat to run or pass? What about years of experience, injury history, or composure? Is the most important element the…

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“Must Follows” for 2013 NFL Draft Information

The NFL Draft has become the Super bowl of the off-season.  The NFL has taken what is essentially a human resources function, and turned it into a three-day event. The NFL Draft is: Sponsored by some of the most successful companies in the world Broadcast by two networks Watched by 25 million people last year. Unfortunately,…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part VII

Welcome back. This is the final installment of my 7-part series detailing the NFL Draft from a team perspective and the years of preparatory work that goes on behind the scenes. I encourage you to read the whole series, because each part offers unique exclusive content that is essential to the process! Part I –…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part VI

Now that the Draft is rolling, teams are seeing their hard work come to fruition. As teams select, hopefully the best players available are also players that fill needs. Trade talks have commenced and this is when strategy and negotiating come to the forefront. Rolling the Dice The strategy of the NFL Draft truly comes…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part V

Thus far I have detailed the entire process leading up to a team’s first draft choice and the Commissioner announcing that the Club is on the clock.  So what exactly does happen in those final minutes before a team actually selects a player to draft? Anxious Moments As a team’s first draft pick approaches, the…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part IV

In the week leading up to the NFL Draft, teams really start to get a good feel for which players will be available in the first round around the position of their pick. Before trade talks commence indicating interest in trading positions in the Draft to acquire the player(s) most coveted, teams first try to…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part III

After analyzing and scouting all college football players through the college football season, bowl games and all-star games, teams turn to the NFL Combine to begin to finalize the information gathering process. Part I and Part II of this series detail this process, but I want to emphasize the importance of the aspect of the…

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Drafting for Dummies – Part II

The Rest of the Team There is much more occurring behind the scenes at NFL team’s headquarters to prepare for the NFL Draft, beyond just the work of the College Scouting department (as outlined in Part I). A team’s General Manager and Player Personnel executives have integral involvement as well. They will often travel to…

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