On the Clock

On the Clock

The Story of the NFL Draft

Book - 2015
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On the Clock takes you behind the scenes at one of pro football's most suspenseful annual events. The NFL draft features no action on the field--hey, there isn't even a field. Yet the draft has become more popular than many other sporting events, including the NBA and NHL playoff games, against which it goes head-to-head for viewers. In fact, the draft has spawned its own cottage industry in which names such as Gil Brandt, Mel Kiper Jr., and Mike Mayock have become as well-known as any of the first-round selections. In this book, veteran sportswriters Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport chronicle the history of the proceedings, from the first grab bag in 1936 to the 2014 draft--considered one of the deepest in talent ever. Along the 78-year journey, learn about the competitions for the top overall spot, the unhappy No. 1s, and the late-rounders-turned-superstars.--Adapted from back cover.
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781630761011
Branch Call Number: 796.3309 WILNER
Characteristics: 201 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Rappoport, Ken


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