The NFL Draft will be in Chicago this year, as the NFL has decided
to grab as much money as possible that complacency can be your worst enemy, and the first round will most definitely be ripe with both talent and controversy, as Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are expected to go one-two. Many project that the rest of the first round will fall based on those two prospects, so it will be interesting to see where all this goes.
The NFL has also decided to make the draft a
network advertising-generating monster three-night extravaganza for the entertainment of the fans, so tonight is all about the first round. Tomorrow will feature Rounds 2-4, starting at 7 p.m., and Rounds 5-7 will be the day after that, starting at 12 p.m. All coverage can be found on ESPN and the NFL Network.
In terms of relevance to the conference, unless something drastic happens, there will most likely be no MAC prospects taken in the first round this year. The real party will probably start tomorrow.
With all that being said, the NFL Draft signals the start of FOOTBAWL and deserves to be celebrated with lots of jokes, drinks, and commentary (in no particular order.)
Tonight's festivities start at 8 p.m., and ESPN and the NFL Network will be covering all the action.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first on the clock.