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Scott Wright
01-18-2010, 02:39 PM

Last year I was interviewed for a book about the NFL Draft and it was just recently released.

Here is the synopsis:

DRAFT SEASON is the thrilling story of four young football players as they prepare for the bewildering, multi-million dollar extravaganza that is the NFL Draft. Morgan Trent, Kenny McKinley, Frantz Joseph and Lydon Murtha come from different backgrounds, but are united in their determination to make it to the NFL. Once they have played their final down of college football, their eyes immediately turned toward the NFL Draft. DRAFT SEASON takes you inside the everyday battles each player endures as he tries to achieve his lifelong goal of playing in the NFL.

The annual NFL Draft has become more than a rote selection of players. It’s a crucible of childhood dreams and professional glory, where entire careers are made, and the trajectories of whole families are altered. For football fans, it’s a chance to get an off-season fix and enjoy a behind the scenes journey into the NFL. What players do during this time is as important as any on field achievement during their college careers.

DRAFT SEASON is the first time readers can live the players’ experience, as these young men – physically powerful but often emotionally fragile – experience a tumultuous four months from collegiate dominance, through the first tinges of career anxiety.

DRAFT SEASON also features insight from current NFL coaches, general managers, former NFL coaches and some of the nation’s most renowned NFL Draft experts in addition to a host of current NFL players.

Contributors to the book include:

Current NFL head coaches Bill Belichick (New England Patriots), Tom Coughlin (New York Giant), Jeff Fisher (Tennessee Titans), Brad Childress (Minnesota Vikings), Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals), Rex Ryan (New York Jets), Gary Kubiak (Houston Texans), Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers), Jim Mora (Seattle Seahawks) and Steve Spagnuolo (St. Louis Rams)

Current NFL General managers Bill Polian (Indianapolis Colts), Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens), Mike Tannenbaum (New York Jets), George Kokinis (Cleveland Browns) and Rick Smith (Houston Texans)

Former NFL head coaches Jon Gruden, Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick

Former NFL General managers Charley Casserly

NFL Draft experts Mike Mayock (NFL Network), Rob Rang (CBS Sports) and Scott Wright (Draftcountdown.com)

The book can be purchased online right now at http://www.draftseasonbook.com.

It will also be available in Borders and at Amazon.com soon.

01-18-2010, 02:57 PM
Congratulations, Scott. This is huge for you, I suppose. Cheers

bored of education
01-18-2010, 03:00 PM
bobby deren does a lot of good work. i will be picking up this book for sure.

01-18-2010, 03:12 PM
I've been meaning to read a book. Might as well be this one.

01-19-2010, 03:34 AM
That's some pretty illustrious company you're in, Scott. Congratulations.

01-19-2010, 08:31 AM
is it more about the life of the players are the draft in general? Either way its probley worth picking up

01-19-2010, 10:42 AM
bobby deren does a lot of good work. i will be picking up this book for sure.

Yeah, he's a badass.

01-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Congratulations Scott. I will certainly try to get this book.

01-21-2010, 10:38 AM
I'll be buying it for sure! Does he go into the reasoning why he picked those four prospects or did he just draw them out of a hat?