The Biggest Myth About the NFL Draft


Published: March 19, 2009


... do everything in their power to lose games right now in order to gain the best odds to draft John Tavares I started to think more and more about the NFL Draft.

In the NHL, drafting Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, or John Tavares has the potential to put your franchise on the map overnight. With a single first overall selection and some luck in the later rounds, you could see your NHL team go from the cellar to the big show overnight. Take a bow Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins fans.

So why doesn't that happen in the NFL? Why is it that the worst teams in the league are consistently the worst teams in the league? Why is it that the two best teams in all of football are the two teams that haven't drafted in the top 10 in almost a decade?

Again take a bow New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts fans!

The reason for this seems to indicate that picking in the top five of the NFL Draft is more of a curse than a reward. 

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