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Marshall: A Look at the NFL Draft

Columnist Phillip Marshall, the 2006 Alabama Sportswriter of the Year, features a look at the draft and the Auburn baseball Tigers.

Noted in passing... It's kind of like a bigger, gaudier version of college football signing day. The NFL draft has become as much show-biz as football. The announcement of every team's pick is awaited breathlessly, then picked apart by self-proclaimed experts on national television. Just as being a five-star recruit doesn't guarantee success in college, being a high draft pick doesn't guarantee...

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