Most people don't really care about the NFL Draft. Each team gets to pick a college player and draft them onto their team in order of their record from the past year. It takes 3 days to get through 7 rounds and nobody knows anything about the players going past the first round anyways. For some, though, it's a chance to view your teams front office as the coaches and the scouts as the players. Your teams front office plays their game tonight, 4/28. When the picks start coming in your team must strategically maneuver their draft board and walk away with some pretty good ball players. That being said, here are some predictions for those of you out there who are gonna try and follow the drama of the first round tonight:
Carson Wentz Goes #1 Overall, Eagles get Goff
Big media is reporting a 99% chance that QB Jared Goff from Cal goes number one overall to the Los Angeles Rams. Several weeks ago, when the Los Angeles Rams traded for the number one pick in tonight's NFL draft, the team knew exactly who they wanted to take. At the time of the trade it was considered to be a trade up for QB Carson Wentz from North Dakota State, but the their choice was never leaked. It was later discovered that the Rams had told the NFL they would not release their selection for the #1 pick early. If the NFL used this to spike their ratings, it would come as no shock if the league used their resources to leak out the wrong quarterback(Goff) only to choose another quarterback(Wentz) instead.
Paxton Lynch Goes top 12
This one is pretty simple. Most consider this to be a 2 quarterback class at the top(Wentz and Goff, above). However for most of the NCAAF season, Paxton Lynch was projected to go first overall. After a poor performance in his bowl game against Auburn, his stock began to drop. Still, there are about than 15 competent quarterbacks in this league, which means that there are at least 17 teams that need a quarterback. Look for a team in the top 12 to draft him or another team to trade up and secure their guy.
Derrick Henry Goes in the First round
Henry was an unstoppable force during his collegiate career at Bama(roll Damn Tide), after breaking the SEC Rushing Record and winning the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. The knocks on Henry are that he has an alarmingly high number of carries last season(395!!!), and that he may be too slow. However, teams will be looking to snatch Henry at the top of the 2nd round so teams that want him will have to jump Dallas and Cleveland who have the first couple picks in the 2nd round.