One thing this country is obsessed with in sports is drafts. Fantasy drafts, mock drafts, college drafts. It’s a time of excitement, new beginnings and hope for the future. It involves debate, second-guessing and a whole lot of strategy.
What if you were the GM of an NFL franchise and were the decision maker in a real draft?
This is the deal. Throw all current NFL players in a huge free-agent pool. You choose who you want to build your team around. You can select anyone you want — but remember, you are building a team from scratch.
You want to be able to compete now and in the future. No college players, and for the purpose of this draft, disregard salary concerns.
Just pick who you want wearing your team’s uniform. Kind of like a fantasy draft on Madden.
I got together with a couple of my finest wiseguys and we did a mock NFL draft while dining on bowls of pasta with marinara sauce and garlic bread. Here are the results—let us know what you think or would have done differently.