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TWO WAYS TO VIEW THE DRAFT
Richard Hoffer
February 12, 1990
If the NFL opens its gates to third-year juniors in the April 22 draft, nearly half the picks in the first round could be players who still have a year of collegiate eligibility. With the help of NFL scouts, we have projected the order of selection in the first round with and without juniors. Things to remember: Not all the juniors listed here have indicated they will enter the draft. The NFL has not announced its new policy regarding the draft eligibility of true juniors (numerous fourth-year juniors have been drafted in the past), although the league is not expected to try to block them. Finally, because Dallas, Phoenix and Denver used their 1990 first-round choices in the '89 supplemental draft, the '90 first round consists of 25 picks, not 28.—PETER KING
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February 12, 1990

Two Ways To View The Draft

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If the NFL opens its gates to third-year juniors in the April 22 draft, nearly half the picks in the first round could be players who still have a year of collegiate eligibility. With the help of NFL scouts, we have projected the order of selection in the first round with and without juniors. Things to remember: Not all the juniors listed here have indicated they will enter the draft. The NFL has not announced its new policy regarding the draft eligibility of true juniors (numerous fourth-year juniors have been drafted in the past), although the league is not expected to try to block them. Finally, because Dallas, Phoenix and Denver used their 1990 first-round choices in the '89 supplemental draft, the '90 first round consists of 25 picks, not 28.
—PETER KING

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