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The NFL Draft Kicks Off Tonight

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The annual NFL draft has become an event like the Super Bowl. It begins tonight and it will stretch out over three days. There will be more than 50 hours of TV coverage.

And this comes after weeks of mock drafts and draft preview magazines published. There are people who make their living analyzing the draft.

The big question every year is who will be the first pick? This year it could be Jadeveon Clowney, the great defense end from the University of South Carolina.

But the Houston Texans are holding the first pick and there’s pressure on them to draft Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A & M.

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca discusses the possibilities with host Robin Young. Expect the debate to continue among fans no matter what happens.

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