draft board


Definition of draft board

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Even beyond getting the best player in the draft, the Tigers never lost command of the draft board. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Making sense of Detroit Tigers' near-perfect draft class — and the hard part that's yet to come," 12 June 2020 The Reds had Hendrick higher than 12th on their draft board, Meador said, and they were sold on his character. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "RedsXtra: How a year of scouting led the Cincinnati Reds to 1st-round pick Austin Hendrick," 13 June 2020 If contracts were reset and every current player were released to the open market, how would the draft board look (only drafting four rounds)? Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "In ESPN's NFL re-draft, Lamar Jackson plays for the Detroit Lions," 8 June 2020 The Eagles architect could be in line to make another surge up the draft board, especially given the outlook at wide receiver. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "NFL draft 2020: Which teams could shake up first round by trading up or back?," 21 Apr. 2020 The big draft board with magnets, Taylor said, will be shifted to the computer and printouts. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Technology will be key for the Cincinnati Bengals during the remote NFL Draft," 13 Apr. 2020 Six Auburn players have been drafted as specialists -- kicker or punter -- with O'Donoghue coming off the draft board the quickest and enjoying the most NFL success. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "How many Auburn players have been picked in the NFL Draft?," 9 Apr. 2020 Bengals sources told The Enquirer that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow topped the team’s draft board in December -- sealing Dalton’s fate. Tyler Dragon, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals release quarterback Andy Dalton after nine seasons," 30 Apr. 2020 Chinn surged on draft boards with a strong season at Southern Illinois and NFL Scouting Combine workouts. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "NFL Draft 2020: Fishers' Jeremy Chinn is picked by the Carolina Panthers in the second round," 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of draft board

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Draft board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draft%20board. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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