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Day 1 of the NFL draft

Posted at 6:53 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 21:53:10-04

Everybody's been through the rigors of a job interview.  But NFL hopefuls go through a vigorous process, once their collegiate football career is over, until the NFL draft.  And once a player is drafted, that's when the real work begins.

Every year, about 256 guys are drafted in 7 rounds.  The draft has changed form the last few years...Going from a weekend event in a 3 day process starting in 2010.

The Wildcats have 2 potential draft hopefuls in wide receiver Trey Griffey, and linebacker Paul Magloire. Despite strong performances in their pro days, the two may not have the chance to hear their name called in Philly.

The potential draftees also go through rigorous off-field testing. The wonderlic test is given to the prospective draft picks to test their aptitude.  It's hard!  12 minutes to answer 50 questions.

 At the Combine, the players are also put through intense questioning, often getting asked bizarre questions to see how they answer.  Like "are you afraid of clowns?"

 And then there's Mr. Irrelevant...and no, it's not meant to be offensive. It's the title bestowed upon the last player taken in the draft.  A trend that started in 1976.  And for those not drafted over the next few days, the mad scramble by NFL front offices begins as they sign the undrafted free agents.  Happy draft day NFL fans.