The official Page 2 NFL draft glossary

Updated: April 24, 2009, 12:23 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Bright lights, big stage, utter befuddlement. Like a particularly aggressive fungus, the NFL draft has become both inescapable and irritating -- that is, irritatingly hard to understand. How to make sense of the rapid-fire scout jargon? The feverish football insider talk?

How to distinguish a prospect who is "tight in the hips" from one who simply "carries his pads"?

Not to worry. Page 2 is here to help. Granted, our colleagues at ESPN The Magazine already published a ...

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