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10 Things Every Football Fan Must Know About The Draft

10 Things Every Football Fan Must Know About The Draft

We finally end this long wait for the NFL Draft to begin when the selection of college players by NFL teams begins on Thursday. That first day of the three-day, seven-round draft will feature 32 selections in the first round...
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Not All Elite QBs Are First-Round Picks

Not All Elite QBs Are First-Round Picks

Brett Favre and Drew Brees were second-round selections. Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round. Joe Montana and Dan Fouts both were chosen in the third round...
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Divisional Dominance Is Key To Overall Success

Divisional Dominance Is Key To Overall Success

The New England Patriots have had the best record in the NFL over the past decade. One of the reasons for this dominance has been the fact that they have been almost unbeatable within their division, the AFC East...
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Undrafted Players Can Still Make An Impact

Undrafted Players Can Still Make An Impact

NFL teams usually go into a new season with a roster that is filled with veterans, vets they may have acquired via trade, vets they may have acquired via free agency, and first-year players they selected in the college draft...
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2013 Was The Best Year For Rookies In NFL History

2013 Was The Best Year For Rookies In NFL History

How does an NFL team know if they've had a good draft? How does an NFL team know after the season ends if their draft that year was successful? Is there a way to evaluate if a team made good decisions regarding undrafted free agent signings?...
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Not Drafted In First Round? Don't Worry!

Not Drafted In First Round? Don't Worry!

Did you know that of the 55 players who have 80 or more career NFL touchdowns, more than 40 percent of them were not first-round draft choices? The NFL career TD list Top 10 includes nine players who were first-round draft choices, led by Jerry...
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The NFL's All-Time Best Diamonds In The Rough

The NFL's All-Time Best Diamonds In The Rough

The NFL Draft first came into being in 1936. In that year, 81 players were selected in nine rounds. Today, there are seven rounds of selections with about 250 collegiate players getting drafted by NFL teams...
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