The day has finally arrived: The first round of the NFL draft is Thursday night. The second and third rounds are Friday night. The fourth through seventh rounds are Saturday. Like most things NFL-related over the last several years, this has become a spectacle.
Pundits have outlined team needs, projected picks, decided which players are worthy of a first-round grade and which ones are only fifth-rounders. But once commissioner Roger Goodell calls the first name, those opinions will mean little, particularly since the consensus this year is that it’s as unpredictable a draft as there has been in some time.