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How the NFL Draft can help you get your sports fix

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There are no new sports to watch. Why not take this opportunity to follow along a little more closely with the NFL Draft?

NFL Combine - Day 2

How valuable sports is to our society has been discussed endlessly.

By now, you’ve heard several variations of how it’s a welcome escape from reality. Trying to live in our current reality for some is proving to be difficult. We’re subjecting ourselves to marble races on YouTube for crying out loud!

Sports leagues have been generous with trying to help you scratch that itch. You can get free access to NFL Game Pass and watch the Chiefs run Wasp as many times as you want. And quite frankly, that might be enough for some.

(Side note: imagine your favorite team not winning the most recent Super Bowl and giving you copious amounts of sweet, sweet content to consume while the country is largely shut down. Cannot relate.)

If you’re ready for something different or want to mix things up — it might be time for you to look at how the Chiefs can go about improving their chances of defending their title. The NFL Draft is not for everyone — it forces you to pay attention to a large group of players and only 3% of them will wind up on your team. For some, the draft might be just the thing to take your mind off of the reality of what we’re all experiencing right now.

Part of the allure of the draft is hope.

For one weekend in April, fans of all 32 teams believe they have the next wave of talent to take their team to a Super Bowl. You get to use your imagination on how a player could be used or how they’d pair up with one of your favorite players. Most importantly, you form your own opinions of prospects. If you have strong convictions on players going into the draft — and your teams takes him — it can be all the more satisfying when they have success.

The information teams are using to select players is from the past. The games these players are being graded on have already happened months ago. Watching specific prospects can give a game you may have already watched a new meaning. The shelf life is longer on games. You might have seen LSU vs. Alabama already, but if you’re watching just to see what running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire did — you might have missed a thing or two about his performance.

This clip is five minutes long. You can find tons of other cut ups of players in this class. You might have watched the national championship, but there’s cut ups focusing on individual players.


Homework

Watch this five minute video.

Leave a comment with your scouting report on LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Tomorrow, I’ll drop my scouting report on him. Check back Wednesday.