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NFL fans take the draft very seriously. Thousands attend the draft wherever it is held that year. Millions watch on TV at home. They all want to know who their favorite team is going to pick. A good draft pick could change the team’s future.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was one of the best players in the NFL during the 2018 season. Thielen had to work hard to become great. He played lower-level college football and wasn’t drafted. The Vikings picked him as an undrafted player in 2014. Three years later, he made his first Pro Bowl.

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Making Connections


Do you plan to watch the next NFL Draft? Why or why not?


Have you read other books about the NFL? What did those books say about the NFL Draft?


Thousands of football fans watch the draft each year on TV. Why do you think it’s more popular today than it was in the 1930s?

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