At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
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It's draft day in the NFL and as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny is forced to come up with a big move. After trading for the number one pick, Sonny has to choose between a lower-ranked linebacker with a questionable past or a celebrated quarterback with a questionable future. All the while, Sonny is walking in the footsteps of his father and personal complications force their way to the surface. Written by
The actual 2014 NFL draft had a lot of similarities to the plot of the movie. The actual draft had a Heisman trophy winning quarterback falling in the draft, the Cleveland Browns making a pick that was questioned heavily, and the Browns making multiple trades. Jon Gruden even stated, "this is better than Draft Day!" on air during the actual draft. See more »
Anthony had a jersey prepared with "Callahan" and the number 1 to present to Bo Callahan at the NFL draft. The NFL's procedure is to print a jersey on-site, and Roger Goodell would present the jersey. See more »
Sonny Weaver Jr.:
[on the phone with his mother]
You're on Twitter?
[enters with flaming papers in his hand]
I'm sorry, Sonny, is this a bad time?
Sonny Weaver Jr.:
I gotta go, Mom!
This is the draft analysis we've all been working on for the last two weeks...
[throws the burning pages onto the desk]
Rick the Intern:
Fire! Ali, fire! ALI, FIRE!
[enters with a fire extinguisher and puts out the fire]
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Give Kevin Costner a good human-interest role and he can bring his unique star power making it both entertaining and compelling. As an adult I've grown less enamored with pro football and in fairness I'm from Alabama where college football is all it can be and pro isn't a factor. That said, it's the corporate money machine mentality that, in my humble opinion, soils the things I fondly remember of the ancient NFC/AFC of the sixties (where loyalty trumped money often for an entire career).
Well, this movie makes that big-business drama work as something much more human. Where the general managers struggle like desperate children for some kind of immediate better future. When even in the last hours those gilded picks are subject to human-error and wild scrambling per last minute decisions and deals. The kind of deals that come not just from statistics, but deeper beliefs. I'd say Draft Day brings this kind of tense drama to the screen with aplomb Is it a true representation? I'd say it doesn't matter because this is a movie and it's a good one.
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