Today is a bit of a holiday in the football world and I am ready to celebrate it. That's right, it's officially time for the NFL Draft! I love that for me, football doesn't start in August and end in February- it goes year round and this is just one step closer to the start of the season. Jared and I actually got out the Hard Knocks DVD's recently and re-watched the awesome series they did on our Bengals in 2013. What can I say? We're obsessed.
|Remember that time I was ALMOST on the show?!|
Today is so exciting to me, and I'll definitely be keeping tabs on the draft all weekend long (it's a 3-day event!) and stalking the picks. Has anyone seen the movie Draft Day? I highly recommend it. The whole movie takes places in just the 24 hours surrounding the start of the draft and it's really awesome to see the behind-the-scenes of the NFL draft. It's a fictional story, but based on how things really go down. Last minute trades and deals are a real and seriously complicated thing. I cannot imagine how it feels to be a coach or player on draft day. Stressful!
So my football-loving heart urges you to check in on the draft at some point tonight, or this weekend. Oh, and in case you're watching it with a significant other or friend or family member and aren't really sure what to say? Have no fear! I have provided you with a quick list of the most common phrases and cliches of draft day. Try them out for yourself, or try to keep a tally of how many times they're said ;)
They're drafting to fill a need here.
He's a physical guy.
He's got a high motor.
This is a matter of character.
So what does this mean for Johnny Manziel's future in the league?
Great value pick here.
I don't know how well his style of play translates to the NFL.
He's a high-football-IQ guy.
This guy's a gym rat.
Will he live up to the hype?
He's got a dynamic initial burst off the line.
He's a guy that makes a ton of plays.
He's a burner with great ball skills.
This guy could walk in and start, day 1.
That's a safe pick.
He plays with a lot of poise.
He's a road grater.
This guy struggled at the combine, but the tape doesn't lie.
And as always- WHODEY!