Normally this would be an exciting week in the NFL but it kinda has an empty feeling this year. Usually during draft week you would get that excited feeling that the season is right around the corner, but not this year. I could only imagine what it must feel like to be a college kid this week all the excitement of hearing your name called, that your dream finally came true only to realize you might not play at all next year.
I don’t know how this year’s rookie class will get signed on time. Living in Jacksonville everyone knows how hard it is for the Jag’s first rounders to get signed even when the team has full access all of season. What’s going to happen now that they might have a week or two to sign their guys before camp? No matter what happens this year the draft will go on as scheduled but it’s definitely going to have a different feel.
By the way I’m still not a fan of the Thursday first round night. I miss the old way that was a weekend long event, where you can still around and immerse yourself in nonstop draft action for two straight days. And the worst part of this year is instead of all the talk of what blockbuster trades could go down, we will be stuck with the when will the season start chatter. Hopefully we may still see a surprise or two this week.