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Just what is it with the draft?


I don't get it. What am I missing?

All I hear all day long on ESPN and sports radio is the NFL draft this, the NFL draft that.

Who is going where? Who is the best player? Why is Al Davis such an idiot?

It's just a draft for goodness sakes. But there are stories everywhere (here's a Seahawks' one from the Seattle Times and a Calvin Johnson one from USA Today). There are mock drafts on every website, including one on a site called Hell, type in 2007 mock NFL draft in Google and there are 2.8 million results. I think my aunt has one.

There is a din I can't avoid.

So you tell me, what am I missing? Should I be covering it more here on SportsLink? Is it that important in the grand scheme of things globally and to you personally?

Let me know.

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

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