While there is no doubt that the NFL offseason has shrunk to near nothingness, there is no more exciting event in that offseason, than draft weekend. For weeks, the pundits have been pouring over charts, and draft profiles, and team needs, and trade scenarios – all for the glory of trying to predict the unpredictable.
It’s enough hype to drive a thriving football industry for months on end, during the “down time”. After all, who doesn’t love their NFL Football 24/7/365?
The Redskins will be making the number five selection. Or will they? Depends who you ask. The reality is that here is no way to tell with any certainty what ANY team will do after the number one pick. Variable upon variable to be poured over meticulously. And still often all for naught. Of late, the only thing you can predict is that it will be full of surprises no matter how hard the experts try to prevent that from happening.
There is one definitive tangible element to any draftnik’s psyche at this time of year though…
Is it the prospect of landing a new generational player? The lure of the new? The hype of the promises of better times? It’s likely different for every individual.
I can only speak for myself. I’m excited.
One more sleep.
Hail to the Redskins.
Hail to the Draft.