I struggle to explain my fascination with the NFL Draft, but I never miss it.
My dad and I used to pick the first round and compare when it was over. More often than not, I did better. When I was in college, my roommates were not big football fans, but they knew the TV was mine on draft day.
I’m not alone in my passion for the draft. If you tuned into the ESPN coverage on Thursday night, you saw all of those NFL fans packed in to hear names like Ezekial Ansah and Barkevious Mingo.
The big difference, though, is I’m not big NFL fan. I watch a game here or there and I usually watch the playoff games. But I can’t understand why any grown man or woman would give up their Sunday to tailgate for the NFL.
When it comes to Saturdays in places like Gainesville or Columbus and I totally get it. I prefer college football to the NFL.
The draft becomes this sort of oasis for me.
Getting to see players you loved watching in the “amateur” game move up to get paid it becom...