Labor issues raise importance of draft

Originally Published: February 23, 2010
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

By now, you know what the draft is really about: hype. Every quarterback is Elway! Every linebacker is LT! Every team's draft class could save the franchise! All of this lasts until the first minicamp, when we suddenly remember that we won't know for at least three years whether many of these guys can, you know, play.

So with that in mind, I'm here to deliver -- more hype!

As labor fate would have it, this year's draft is actually more crucial than it appears. In fact, because of the ...

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