NFL Draft 2011 Gives Readers a Turn: 10 Draft Day Questions Seeking Answers

Dan Van WieContributor IIIApril 28, 2011

NFL Draft 2011 Gives Readers a Turn: 10 Draft Day Questions Seeking Answers

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Derrick Morgan from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets holds up a Tennessee Titans jersey after the Titans selected Morgan number 16 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New
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    Overt the last three days I have laid out articles that addressed the best-case draft scenarios for all 32 NFL teams, as well as 25 last minute predictions about the NFL Draft.

    Here we are on draft day, and I thought it might be a good idea to let the readers have their turn to go on the record.

    We are going to present you with 10 wide-ranging questions concerning the draft, and you have the opportunity to put your answers down for posterity sake.

    How well do you really know the draft and what will happen? Now is the time to put up, and go to work. Let your opinion and football I.Q. be known.

    Nobody should get chastised for making predictions, this is supposed to be a fun exercise after all. We have had some fun in the past with the Wonderlic exam as well.

    So, take your time and have fun with it. Thanks for participating.

1) Will Any Team Fail to Turn Their Draft Card in on Time and If Not, Who Is It?

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on as he stands on stage during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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    You know the drill. A team is on the clock. In the first round, teams have 10 minutes to turn their pick in. In the second round, it drops down to seven minutes and for rounds 3-7, it drops down to five minutes per pick.

    If a team has not turned in their draft card when time expires, the team behind them is allowed to leapfrog over the tardy team and turn their pick in. The next team in line also has the ability to leapfrog them, and so on, until the initial team finally fills out their card and turns it in.

    So, the question is, will any team this year not get their pick turned in on time, and if so, which team will it be?

2) at Pick No. 254, Who Is Going to Be Mr. Irrelevant?

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    DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Tim Toone #83 of the Detroit Lions eludes the tackle attempt of Cassius Vaughn #41 of the Denver Broncos as he runs back a kick off during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The
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    This year we have 254 players that will be drafted.

    In 2010, Mr. Irrelevant was Tim Toone, wide receiver of the Detroit Lions.

    Who in your opinion, will be the pick at No. 254, otherwise known as Mr. Irrelevant?

3) How Many Trades Will There Be During the First Round This Year?

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    As the first round starts to eliminate the first four or five players from the big board, teams will start trying to jockey up and down the first round to be able to still get the player they want at the proper slot in the round they want to draft him.

    The question is, with all of the expected movement for quarterbacks, how many trades will happen that result in a team giving up their first round pick to trade down and acquire more picks?

4) Will the NYC Taxi Driver Supply Chris Berman with the Buffalo Bills Pick?

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  ESPN TV personalities Steve Young and Chris Berman on the field during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    For a number of years, Chris Berman was predicting who the Buffalo Bills would draft minutes before the card was turned in. He always claimed in the past that he got the information on a tip from a taxi cab driver in New York City.

    The question is, will Berman correctly predict the Bills pick once again?  A simple yes or no will suffice.

5) How Many Quarterbacks Are Drafted in the First Round?

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    Everyone firmly believes that there will be two quarterbacks drafted in the first round for sure. But, after those two (Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert) are gone, how many others will be drafted in the first round?

    Looking forward to seeing the answers on this one.

6) Which College Program Will Have the Most Players Drafted?

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 13:  The North Carolina Tar Heels run onto the field before their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    North Carolina sent the most players to the scouting combines, with a total of 12.

    The question here is, which college program will have the most players drafted overall in the 2011 Draft?

7) How Many Seniors Will Be Drafted in the First Round?

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    SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 6: Linebacker Von Miller of Texas A&M, who is entered in this year's NFL draft, arrives for a hearing at the U.S. Courthouse on April 6, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. NFL players have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL owne
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    Of the first five players currently projected to be drafted at the top of the first round, Von Miller is the only senior.

    The question is: How many seniors will be drafted in the first round?

8) How Many of 25 Players That Attend Draft Don't Get Drafted in First Round?

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    There are a record 25 players that decided this year to accept the NFL invitation to go the draft live in New York City. As the drama unfolds, there will be some nervous faces when certain players begin tumbling down the first round.

    The list of players that are attending are as follows: Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara, UCLA OLB Akeem Ayers, Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn, Kentucky WR Randall Cobb, Alabama DT Marcell Dareus, Auburn DT Nick Fairley, Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert, Georgia WR A.J. Green, Boston College LB Mark Herzlich, Alabama RB Mark Ingram, California DE Cameron Jordan, Alabama WR Julio Jones, Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan, Illinois DT Corey Liuget, Texas A&M OLB Von Miller, UCLA FS Rahim Moore, Auburn QB Cam Newton, LSU CB Patrick Peterson, Florida C/G Mike Pouncey, Missouri DE Aldon Smith, USC T Tyron Smith, Baylor NT Phil Taylor, Baylor G/T Danny Watkins, Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt and Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams.

    Thanks to The Huddle for providing the list. My question is, out of the above list, how many do not get drafted in the first round?

9) How Many Times Will Bill Belichick Trade in the First Round?

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots stands on the field during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa
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    Holding three draft picks over the first 33 picks, is there anyone that will play a more central role in the draft than New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick?

    The question is, how many times will Belichick be involved in a trade in the first round?

10) What Is the Most Screwball Draft Choice You Project in the First Round?

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 26:  C.J. Spiller #21 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch against Kyle Arrington #27 of the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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    Al Davis has been responsible for some head-scratcher draft choices in the first round before. The Buffalo Bills surprised the NFL by drafting C.J. Spiller at No. 9 last year.

    In the 2011 Draft, there will probably be at least one team that pulls off a move that everyone will be asking, "What?" Something totally off the wall or unexpected.

    So, the last question is: Predict the one move that everyone will think is the craziest move or draft pick in the first round.

    Thanks again to everyone for reading, and if you participate, even better. Enjoy the draft.