@nascarcasm: NFL Draft vs. drafting in NASCAR
By @nascarcasm | Thursday, April 29, 2021
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As the NFL Draft gets underway, we wanted to alert you to some similarities between this draft and the aerodynamic draft you see at superspeedways.
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There are gaps on your roster and gaps between cars -- in both cases, you're trying to fill them.
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Did you wind up first in your draft? Congratulations -- you're gonna make some money, pal.
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Whether it's your selection or your radiator, you can sometimes watch them completely bust.
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Whether you're in the NFL Draft or the aerodynamic draft, your family is often nearby, extremely nervous.
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Riding around in the back, whether in 40th or 199th, can be a strategy that pays off relatively well.
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In preparation for both the NFL Draft and the aerodynamic draft, a "mock draft" is sometimes run on a computer to help determine how the actual event might wind up.
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The player selected last is jokingly labeled "Mr. Irrelevant." I guess the guy running last could be considered the same.
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Depending on their strategy, a team can choose to move up or down in the draft order.
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One bad decision can mean serious, serious trouble.