NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas
Only 32 prospects will hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announce their name in Round 1 of April’s draft. Some will even be on hand at Radio City Music Hall to hoist their team’s jersey and smile for the cameras. That’s not the case for the 48 prospects that will be picked in Round 7.
Instead, the ESPN draft ticker does all the heavy lifting as NFL hopefuls sit on their couch just hoping to get a call. There’s no elaborate podium announcement to be made, and no team hats to be handed out, either.
Seventh-round picks don’t get the glory, but they can still make an impact.