draft board

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Definition of draft board 

: a civilian board that registers, classifies, and selects men for compulsory military service

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Foudy has also been a late-riser up draft boards, and his speed makes him a potential impact player in a Red Wings system that desperately needs them. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Final NHL mock draft: Major changes in top 10; Coyotes could land Brady Tkachuk," 20 June 2018 Bluiett, Macura, Kanter, and Gates all had workouts with NBA teams, but expert analysis of their draft prospects is scarce because they aren't listed on many draft boards, if any. Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati.com, "NBA Draft: Projecting where Cincinnati Bearcats, Xavier Musketeers players may be selected," 20 June 2018 As with any draft, a quarterback is likely to jump up teams' draft boards and could sneak into the No. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "A way-too-early 2019 NFL mock draft," 30 Apr. 2018 By 2000, the Chargers were back atop the draft board, owning the No. 1 overall pick, which was dealt to Atlanta in one of the most significant trades in draft history. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "Every team's most agonizing NFL draft pick in last 20 years," 25 Apr. 2018 And Allen has been at the top of Mel Kiper's draft board, and the object of whispers around John Dorsey, for weeks. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Why the Browns may get their QB draft pick right no matter what: Doug Lesmerises," 17 Apr. 2018 Now that the final stretch before the 2018 NFL draft is upon us, team draft boards — the evaluations that actually matter — are starting to take shape and mock drafts are getting a little more specific. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Latest mocks target Panthers' biggest needs, with an often-debated exception | Charlotte Observer," 5 Apr. 2018 Now that his return is official, Porter Jr. has a chance to move back up draft boards, and the fortunes of Mizzou's season might change. Aaron Reiss And Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "He's back: Michael Porter Jr. will play for Mizzou in SEC Tournament | The Kansas City Star," 7 Mar. 2018 Clarke shot down other marketing ideas, such as urging the front office to elevate Kia Fisker of Stephen F. Austin on the 2019 draft board or trying to persuade forward Tina Charles to change her name to Kia. Howard Megdal, New York Times, "Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn," 28 June 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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