We are on the doorstep of the 2012 version of the NFL draft. It's so close that we're ringing the doorbell, taking the shoes off and getting ready to snuggle up on the couch with meat products and fermented beverages.
While the festivities of draft day are a hoot for NFL fans and hecklers of Roger Goodell, it's also another opportunity to root for your favorite college team to make a splash by ratcheting up the NFL football factory—and to garner some bragging rights.
Like most big-name programs, Nebraska also has a few good men looking to go from hobby to the launching of a career via millions of adoring fans—and plenty of coin.
And while the 'Huskers aren't forecast to have guys taken at the very top of the draft board, there is still plenty of twisted plot lines and stories to follow throughout the seven rounds of supremely good theater as Nebraska's best walk the stage in New York.
They do play a little defense in Lincoln, and that's the side of the ball that will be showcased this year. The first player projected to be snatched is linebacker LaVonte David, but we'll also keep an eye on where Alfonzo Dennard, Jared Crick and Marcel Jones go.
You know the drill—it's time to put the kids to bed, bribe the wife and lock yourself and some buddies up in the man-bunker for three days because it's about to get interesting.
We'll be covering every player drafted for Nebraska real time, so keep the laptop and smart-phones handy as everything unfolds beginning at 8PM ET Thursday, through the final selection made on Saturday.
Who's comin' with me?
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