A week from this evening, the NFL will kick off its biggest offseason event, the NFL draft. Andrew Luck will be the first player taken in the draft, and he'll be headed off to Indianapolis to immediately begin trying to rebuild that franchise after we watched the Colts implode in 2011. Robert Griffin III will almost certainly be taken 2nd overall by the Washington Redskins.
This has been a busy week in preparation for the draft. It was reported that the NFL Network and ESPN would be cutting down on tip-off camera views of prospects being called by the team that was picking them. The idea is to increase the excitement of the draft, and frankly, I like it.
It was revealed earlier today that the Colts would indeed draft Andrew Luck with the first overall pick. Are we surprised? No, not really, but it's still good information to have.
The draft is the busiest time of the season for many people within each teams' respective personnel departments. General managers are scrambling to gain as much information about prospects as possible before the big day, and all that tension is often narrowed down to the first night of the draft.
The draft has become a TV spectacle -- well, the first day has anyway. I can only speak for myself, but I'm ready for it. The draft marks the beginning of the sporting summer. Teams can rise from their own ashes or perpetually flounder in an ill-fated effort to break a cycle of past failures. There's one time of the year that football fans are universally optimistic, save for the Jeff Ireland haters in Miami. We're all ready to go, and we only have one week left to wait. The question is, are you ready?
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