The NFL and NBA drafts are often the most talked about and publicized events in professional sports. They certainly bring more media attention compared to other professional leagues like the NHL of MLB. So what makes the NFL and NBA so popular, with the best TV reviews? Is it just the brand name athletes? Whats more interesting to watch, the NFL or NBA draft? Maybe, it is the style in which the drafts are being orchestrated. Lets break down the two different drafts to see what all the fuss is about.
First lets take a look at what allows one to be eligible for a draft into one of these prestigious leagues.
NFL- Any high school player who has been graduated for three or more years is eligible to enter the draft. Of course most players attend some form of college before they are ready to make the leap into the NFL. Players can also be drafted from other leagues like arena football and the CFL.