08-25-2007, 04:10 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Jan 2007
2008 Draft-What if you could vote for a specific player to be drafted?
This is a little unusual survey. I would appreciate comments from all who view this site.
The NFL Draft is a huge happening to the NFL fan. 2008 is no exception. It augments the building blocks that you favorite NFL team will have to compete for a certain amount of years to come. The fortunes of your team depend on these "picks".
The NFL fan spends billions of dollars each year on the NFL product.
We have all seen NFL teams that we, as very well football educated NFL fans, feel they make some very odd and strange picks that never work out. With all of the draft media information, draft books on stats and comparisons, film on college players, televised college games, the NFL combine and on-line football "intelligence", the knowledgeable NFL fan of today has as much data on a specific player as a team might have. We even know now that some of the draft choices are never even interviewed by said team and only game film and clips might be used to select.
How many times have you said,"there is the player I think they should have drafted" and a rival team takes that player and he is a superb pick?
The pick your chosen NFL team made is a miss. Why did they take him? Did the agent talk the team into the "pick".
How many UDFA have you seen that you thought were Draft worthy that have fallen out of the Draft for whatever reasons that could have helped your team immediately?
The below is in a perfect world scenario.
1-Would you love the chance to personally help choose an NFL draft choice?
2-If it ever came to be, would you personally purchase a product or a brand that would allow you, the NFL fan to help choose a player drafted for your favorite team in a specifically appointed draft round? The way this could work would be that the drafted player would be chosen by the number of votes cast (by entry blanks provided by product or brand purchase) and if that said player is on the board and still available.
3-This player is not guaranteed a roster spot as are none of the draft choices, but your team has to comply with that choice. Would that give you, the NFL fan, a deeper vested interest in supporting your specific team?
4-Would it be interesting to you to follow up on all the players chosen this way if each team did this?
5-If the designated choice was a second day pick, would you stay tuned the second day as your voted pick was chosen?
6-Would this add more new excitement and anticipation to the Draft and Draft day?
7-Would this open the door to more forums and fan "Draft meetings" to discuss that teams possible picks in a fantasy football type atmosphere?