!!> Read ➳ The Draft: A Year Inside the Nfl's Search for Talent ➶ Author Pete Williams – Pcusati.info

!!> Read ➳ The Draft: A Year Inside the Nfl's Search for Talent ➶ Author Pete Williams – Pcusati.info An Explosive Look At The NFL Draft From The Inside Out That Exposes The Multilayered Feeding Frenzy That Swarms Around America S Top College Players The Draft Follows A Handful Of NFL Hopefuls Through The Ups And Downs Of The College Football Season And The Predraft Process, Culminating With The Draft Among The Prospects Are Virginia Defensive End Chris Canty, Who Overcomes A Devastating Early Season Knee Injury To Reestablish Himself As A Top Draft Hopeful, Only To Suffer A Detached Retina In A Nightclub Skirmish And Fred Gibson, A Talented But Rail Thin Georgia Wide Receiver Who Struggles To Put On The Weight Needed To Go Over The Middle In The NFLIt S A Complex Environment, With College Coaches Attempting To Protect Their Student Athletes From Exploitation While Fully Aware That They Can Only Remain Competitive If They Attract NFL Caliber Players To Their Schools , Along With Sports Agents And NFL Scouts Trying To Stay A Step Ahead Of Their Competition These Parties Provide A Multi Angled View Of The World Of Emerging NFL Talent The Reader Follows The Season Through The Eyes Of A Host Of Power Players And Scouts, From Veteran Agent Pat Dye Jr To Jerry Maguire Clone Jack Scharf, To The Coaching Divisions Of Florida State University And The University Of Virginia Headed By Longtime Bill Parcells Disciple Al Groh Also Central To The Narrative Are The Atlanta Falcons And Executives Rich McKay And Tim Ruskell Now With Seattle , Who Use A Character Based Evaluation System To Set Their Draft Board These Parallel Stories Weave Together, Culminating In Draft Weekend, To Create A Gripping And Fascinating Look At A World Few See From The Inside A fun and informative look at a year in the NFL player selection process, through the eyes of several general managers, coaches, agents, and college football players hoping to make it in the NFL.It would have been nice if the book examined the draft philosophies ofteams and examinedexamples of why certain famous high draft picks failed and why certain players were taken late in the draft but because hugely successful I guess those could be considered outside the scope of the book th A fun and informative look at a year in the NFL player selection process, through the eyes of several general managers, coaches, agents, and college football players hoping to make it in the NFL.It would have been nice if the book examined the draft philosophies ofteams and examinedexamples of why certain famous high draft picks failed and why certain players were taken late in the draft but because hugely successful I guess those could be considered outside the scope of the book though.My biggest problem with the book was the author s tendency to repeat himself The worst example was the 3 4 defense anyone who is reading a book about the NFL draft should know enough about football to know what a 3 4 defense is Still, it s not unusual if usually unnecessary to explain such terms the first time they are mentioned When you explain it for the fifth time in the span of 300 pages, it s annoying We follow a few players and draft agents through the 2005 draft The title tricked me a bit I expected the book to be about the actual draft process The fitness and mental preparation of a player, the combine, east west shrine game etc However, it was mostly about the sport agents part of the process, and although it is important, it is a side of football that I am not fond of I did not finish the last chapter or so because I didn t need to know muchHowever, if your are interested in We follow a few players and draft agents through the 2005 draft The title tricked me a bit I expected the book to be about the actual draft process The fitness and mental preparation of a player, the combine, east west shrine game etc However, it was mostly about the sport agents part of the process, and although it is important, it is a side of football that I am not fond of I did not finish the last chapter or so because I didn t need to know muchHowever, if your are interested in this side of football, it s a solid read A disappointment Masses of detail about the draft but too much coverage of agents Needed to give a better insight into the struggles that teams and players make in the lead up to the draft, and the history and implications of drafts past and present. Ostensibly chosen as a light read but my mind isn t far from the doctoral admissions process Since the book was published 8 years ago, it is interesting to see the names and who actually panned out and became NFL stars.The book is full of information but it needs an editor The author will share the same anecdotes 2 3x, often with the same language, throughout the book It became a slog to read through all of these redundancies. Good insight into the NFL draft, though the writing is poor throughout and the obsession with the minutiae of life as an agent is likely to try the patience of the average football fan. Meh. This book, which follows a number of scouts and players in the year leading to the 2005 draft, reads like a series of columns or essays rather than a whole narrative I feel that the lack of focus weighed it down, but it s also possible that I just wasn t that interested in the draft to begin with.

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