draft board


Definition of draft board

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

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The Broncos passed on Michigan’s Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick and every other inside linebacker on the draft board. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Different year, increased — and important — role for Broncos LB Josey Jewell," 25 July 2019 In some instances, the background checks are enough to propel a player up teams’ draft boards. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Background checks big part of NBA draft process," 17 June 2019 And don't rule out the possibility of the Colts trading down even further, as Ballard may elect to continue casting a wider net and taking more shots at the draft board. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Colts' rebuild gets major boost with draft picks trade with Jets," 17 Mar. 2018 Ranked by all outlets outside of the top-9 picks, the 18-year-old rose up the draft board to become Steve Yzerman's first selection back in Detroit as the Red Wings general manager. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Even Moritz Seider couldn't believe Detroit Red Wings picked him," 21 June 2019 The original trade can’t be official until July 6, so Hunter was outfitted with a Lakers hit and the draft board behind the stage listed the pick as belonging to the Lakers. Brian Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, "Zion Williamson era underway in New Orleans," 20 June 2019 Williamson and Barrett were joined on the draft board’s top 10 by another Duke teammate: the Atlanta Hawks took Cam Reddish at No. 10. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Zion Williamson Goes No. 1; Three Duke Players Selected in Top 10," 20 June 2019 His slide down the draft boards was made even more difficult when multiple reports suggested the Cleveland Cavaliers were preparing to take him at No. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "San Antonio Spurs take Kentucky basketball's Keldon Johnson in NBA draft," 20 June 2019 The original trade can't be official until July 6, so Hunter was outfitted with a Lakers hit and the draft board behind the stage listed the pick as belonging to the Lakers. Brian Mahoney, Houston Chronicle, "Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in draft," 20 June 2019

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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