draft board


Definition of draft board 

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

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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 Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn declined to say if Hurst was on his team's draft board Friday, after the team used its second- and third-round picks on Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson and Louisiana-Lafayette safety Tracy Walker. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Bob Quinn won't say if Maurice Hurst is on draft board," 28 Apr. 2018 Blackhawks: Oliver Wahlstrom, C/RW, U.S. National Development Team (USHL) Explanation: There is still a chance that Wahlstrom goes No. 5 to the Coyotes, but the rise of Kotkaniemi on draft boards has changed that. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Final NHL mock draft: Major changes in top 10; Coyotes could land Brady Tkachuk," 20 June 2018 Analysts list him behind only Auburn’s Daniel Carlson on draft boards. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UF record-setters Johnny Townsend, Eddy Piñeiro poised to make NFL draft history," 21 Apr. 2018 And plenty ranked ahead of him on NFL draft boards. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "TCU cornerback Ranthony Texada hopes film shows the way to NFL | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 Apr. 2018 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

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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