The NFL world awaits the start of the NFL Draft, kicking off on Thursday from Nashville.
The NFL Draft is an eveny unlike anything else, full of hope and excitement .Every year fans wait in wonderment to see who the newest members of their favorite team is going to be. It is one of the reasons that the NFL Draft has grown in popularity in recent years. Thursday, April 27th, the 2019 NFL Draft will begin live from Nashville, Tennessee. From there the proceedings will span three days, two in prime time.
The first round gets most of the hype but as any NFL front office executive will tell you, all 250+ picks matter. Thursday’s first round is set to produce some fireworks with rumors flying, mostly surrounding quarterbacks. The top four of Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones are likely to hear their names called all within the first 15 picks. Check out FanSided’s Matt Verderame’s best guess at what will transpire in the first round here.
Of course some fans will have to wait longer than others, with five teams not owning a first round pick. That lists includes four playoff teams in the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. The other team is the Cleveland Browns. Those five first round picks produced Khalil Mack to Chicago, Amari Cooper to Dallas, Frank Clark to Kansas City, Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland and Marcus Davenport to New Orleans.
With the top two picks, Kyler Murray and Nick Bosa, virtually locked in, many point to the New York Jets with the third selection as the real “starting point” of the draft. There will be plenty of trades and movement throughout the three days but New York could kick it all off. There will be 254 picks made, with plenty of players being snagged immediately after in priority free agency.