By Royce Mckissack
The NFL Draft is so much more than just teams picking players, it is a football fan festival for fans of all ages to enjoy. I’ve been to my share of these experiences. and I don’t want any Ohio football fan to miss out because this is the first time it has ever been held in Cleveland Ohio. Whether You like College or Pro, this event has something for everyone. You don’t need a lot of cash in your pocket and if you know how to navigate yourself with a Cell phone, you can really get to the fun.
04/29/2021 THURS- 12:00 PM -10:00 PM
04/30/2021 FRIDAY 12:00 PM- 100:00 PM
05/01/2021 SAT 9;00 AM -12:00 PM
This Draft Experience, NFL’s theme park is free and open to the public from Thursday, April 29 –May 1st You can win prizes, play interactive Games and see concerts at 7:00 PM.
The Pre-Draft concert will start with the group Kings of Leon. And Friday Night a group called the Black Pumas will play 7:00 PM, and Saturday Night Machine Gun Kelly will perform.
Much of what you will get to see is seeing lots of history. You will get to see all the rings from every Superbowl. There will be a place to get customized draft merchandise. Some of the games include a dance off where you can compete with an interactive player and see your moves.
There is a play 60 event where kids can see and compete in a 60-yard dash.
These have been some of the events they have done over the years, and I am sure there will be new ones.
How did this whole thing get started? Well, it all started when the Eagles in 1935 realized they really wanted to Fly, so their Coach Bert Bell proposed that the NFL Would hold a meeting so that every team can be competitive.
And then the draft was born in 1936, and in 1980 it became a televised event. From 1965 to 2014 It was held in New York City. The NFL wanted to connect with more fans, so that was how it has been held in different cities and become this big event that it is today!
Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Picks:
Round 1: No. 26
Round 2: No. 59
Round 3: No. 89
Round 3: No. 91
Round 4: No. 110
Round 4: No. 132
Round 5: No. 169
Round 6: No. 211
Round 7: No. 257
The selection order is based on each team’s win-loss record in the previous season and whether the team reached the playoffs. Teams that did not reach the playoffs the previous season are ranked in reverse order of their records (thus the team with the fewest wins is awarded the first selection). Ties between teams with identical records are determined by the following tiebreakers (in order):
Status Draft picks
Non-playoff teams 1–18
Eliminated in Wild Card round 19–24
Eliminated in Divisional round 25–28
Conference runners-up 29–30 Super Bowl runner-up