The day has come: what is the NFL Draft and how does it work?


Officially starts the 2021-2022 season of the NFL, and American football fans prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the year. From this April 29, until next May 1, the Draft. The best talents in college football will be selected to make the leap into the elite, and franchises prepare to onboard or negotiate prospects.

What is the NFL Draft?

Year after year, the NFL celebrates a ceremony in which the 32 franchises associated with the league select the best talents in college football. These selections are made through 7 rounds, with 32 (or more) selections each. On this occasion, the ceremony will take place in 3 days, starting this Thursday, April 29 and ending on Saturday, May 1. The Draft 2021 will be held in the city of Cleveland.

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This selection process provides the opportunity to the franchises of the NFL to incorporate the great young promises. These players, in turn, have the great chance of making the leap to one of the great teams in the national league, and they have had tough weeks to show their talent to the scouts of each of the teams.

How does the draft work?

The selections of the Draft they are carried out in the reverse order of the final classification of the last season. That is, the teams with the worst record from the last season will have the privilege of choosing the best prospects in the college league. This is done in order to balance the league, and to get young talent to teams that give them space. This time, it will be the Jacksonville Jaguars (worst record) the team that makes the first pick, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (winner of the Super Bowl) the 32nd pick.

The franchises, in turn, have the ability to negotiate their selections. It is normal to see in the transfers of players future selections are included in the Draft. Once the selection positions are assigned, each team is free to negotiate its pick with others, in order to improve its position in the selection, or sacrifice it for a benefit in future ceremonies.

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