One of the many moments from the 2013 NFL draft to go viral comes from a home video of Justin Pugh, a Syracuse lineman drafted by the Giants. The video, which captures the phone call, shows an excited Pugh nodding and saying a lot of "Yes, sirs" and expressing his excitement about being a Giant. (Scroll down to watch it.)
The phone calls that alert players which team has drafted them used to be a behind-the-scenes moment that they'll always remember. Now it's one of many parts of the draft that is national TV-worthy for football fans. Which begs the question: What's being said during the calls?
One former league executive told ThePostGame that it varies from team to team, but there is actually another call before the official call that everyone sees on TV: "They usually call the player and get a feel for if any other teams have spoken to them. They then say that the team is interested in picking him and asks if he would like to be a member of their team. The player obviously says yes."Full Story >>