“Sometimes I just like to close my eyes and imagine how rich I’ll be.”
During my youth, the NBA draft was a pretty big deal.
A lot of the big time players I had gotten a chance to watch in college for three of four years and there was the idea that all it took was one player to turn a franchise around. These days, the more valued prospects are often one and done college players who have not yet even begun to show what they can do. The Major League Baseball draft has a thousand rounds and literally no one outside of a front office has any idea how it works.
While other sports’ drafts have either gotten less exciting or stayed in obscurity, the NFL draft has gained more and more momentum over the years. For the last few seasons the first few rounds have been moved to prime time, and we will get the first mock draft for 2015 about twenty minutes about the 2014 one ends.
While you have most likely gotten familiar with several players at several positions over the last few months, there is one name that eclipses every one: I am speaking, of course, of Johnny Football. The first ever freshman Heisman Trophy winner has been called everything from undersized and overrated to a can’t miss future hall of famer.
Several teams have been rumored to draft Manziel, and to help the teams in the top ten I have provided a pro and a con for each of them to consider when mulling over taking this controversial player. Continue reading