The Unique Language of the 2014 NFL Draft

When organizing its first draft in 1936, the NFL never imagined how successful its new event would become.

Nor did the NFL realize its growing sport would spawn its own unique language – NFL Draft Speak – complete with idiomatic phrases determining the future fortunes of forecasted first round picks.

Last year’s NFL Draft telecast surpassed competing NBA playoff game coverage. And now, the most televised non-athletic athletic event calls for expert analysis like never before.

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