draft board


Definition of draft board

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

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The dynamic 19-year-old guard from Miami was once a five-star recruit out of Reading (Pennsylvania) High, was one of the most explosive athletes on Thursday’s draft board and — the Spurs hope — is a future NBA star in the making. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs’ new draft pick not just all talk," 23 June 2018 The first Houston area player off the draft board in Saturday's final day of the NFL draft: Dorance Armstrong. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "Cowboys take North Shore's Dorance Armstrong in 4th round," 28 Apr. 2018 SportsPulse: This year's class of quarterbacks is getting all the hype leading into the NFL Draft, but Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz says these four players could really shake up the draft board come April. Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY, "Jon Gruden frustrated with rule limiting contact with Raiders players," 28 Feb. 2018 According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine schools. Kristie Rieken, The Seattle Times, "As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks," 14 Nov. 2018 Yet, once the second round began with an early run on four linemen and not a single safety selected, an opportunity arose to make the draft board work for them. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, "Trade set off Bengals Friday of defense," 28 Apr. 2018 Papagiannis made headlines when he was drafted by the Kings - not because of his on-court exploits - but because Kings GM Vlade Divac absurdly decided to select him with the 13th overall pick when most draft boards had him nowhere near that high. Tim Brown, OregonLive.com, "Portland Trail Blazers sign center Georgios Papagiannis to 10-day contract: Report," 6 Mar. 2018 And now, the final NFL draft boards from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and the NFL Network's Mike Mayock are out. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The state of Florida should be well represented in the NFL Draft | Miami Herald," 25 Apr. 2018 In 2016, Antonio Brown climbed to the top of draft boards, becoming the first wide receiver to be the consensus top pick since the days when Jerry Rice, owner of every major career receiving record, was at the peak of his powers. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Draft RB or WR in the First Round? That Question Is Far From Simple for Fantasy Football Owners," 2 July 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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