The NFL Draft takes place every NFL offseason. The weekend of picks is a year-round process, however, with analysts, scouts and general managers preparing to excel with their draft choices throughout the year.

Those who regularly bet on NFL games will keep a keen eye out for the draft, and can always look to place a wager on who will go first overall.

A great year or two in the draft can turn a franchise around, accelerating a rebuild, while a poor run can leave a team in ruins.

NFL fans love a mock draft. Speculating about the draft is a constant process involving days of tape, data and scouting reports. It can be controversial too, with disagreements over how well players will adapt to the NFL.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be different to recent years. There will be no packed venue. Instead, it is a ‘virtual draft’ as teams look to strike gold ahead of the 2020 NFL regular season.

After you’ve taken on our American Football quiz, have a crack at this NFL Draft quiz…


NFL Draft Quiz Questions:

  1. In which round was Tom Brady drafted?
  2. When was the first ever NFL Draft held?
  3. New York has held the most NFL Drafts with 57. Which city has held the second-most?
  4. Which Draft had the most Hall of Famers?
  5. In which year was Patrick Mahomes drafted?
  6. Which team(s) has had the most first overall picks?
  7. In the 21st century, how many first overall picks haven’t been quarterbacks?
  8. Who is the most recent first overall pick to win Rookie of the Year?
  9. Three schools have had five players selected first overall. Two of them are Notre Dame and USC. Which is the other?
  10. Who was the last running back selected first overall?
  11. Shannon Sharpe is a well-known media personality, Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, but which team drafted him at the back of the seventh round in 1990?
  12. When was the NFL Draft first televised?
  13. Who did the San Francisco 49ers trade with on draft day in 1985 to acquire Jerry Rice?
  14. The Falcons traded three picks and a player to the Chargers in 2001 for a first-round pick. Which player did they draft? 
  15. Troy Aikman won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, but which school retired his number?
  16. Ryan Leaf is considered one of the worst selections in Draft history. Which pick did the Chargers take him with?
  17. Nick Foles was selected 88th overall in 2012. How many Pro Bowlers were picked after him?
  18. Who was the first Mr Irrelevant to appear in a Super Bowl?
  19. Which team drafted Drew Brees in the second round of the 2001 draft?
  20. Who posted the quickest 40-yard dash time in combine history? 

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NFL Draft Quiz Answers:

In which round was Tom Brady drafted?

Answer: Sixth round. Selected with the 199th overall pick in 2000, Tom Brady didn’t arrive in the NFL with much excitement after his Michigan career.

Brady proved to be the biggest steal in draft history and is considered by many to be the greatest to play the game.

When was the first ever NFL Draft held?

Answer: 1936. No teams had scouting departments.

99 names were written on a blackboard, a list created by media sources and recommendations to team executives. Jay Berwanger was the first ever NFL Draft pick.

New York has held the most NFL Drafts with 57. Which city has held the second-most?

Answer: Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love has hosted the NFL Draft on 15 occasions, the second most in the event’s history.

Its most recent draft was in 2017 at Eakins Oval, having not held it since 1961.

Which Draft had the most Hall of Famers?

Answer: 1964. With 10 Hall of Famers, the 1964 Draft beats the 1957 Draft in this one.

Roger Staubach led the way along with two others drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, and the Cleveland Browns picked up two Hall of Famers in Leroy Kelly and Paul Warfield.

In which year was Patrick Mahomes drafted?

Answer: 2017. Patrick Mahomes was a first-round pick in 2017, but he had to wait until the final game of the regular season for his debut as he watched Alex Smith guide the Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs.

The Chiefs will be an intriguing American Football betting team while Mahomes is around.

Which team(s) has had the most first overall picks?

Answer: Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts and the Rams. With seven overall picks, the Colts have had the most in history.

Their most recent came in 2012, when they selected quarterback Andrew Luck, who went on to be selected to four Pro Bowls before his shock retirement in 2019.

The Rams’ most recent first overall pick saw them take Jared Goff in 2016.

In the 21st century, how many first overall picks haven’t been quarterbacks?

Answer: Six. Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Eric Fisher, Jake Long, Mario Williams and Courtney Brown were all taken first overall.

Brown is the only one of the six not to be selected to a Pro Bowl.

Who is the most recent first overall pick to win Rookie of the Year?

Answer: Cam Newton. Heisman Trophy winner in 2010, first overall pick and Rookie of the Year in 2011, Cam Newton was an immediate superstar in the NFL.

Can he rebuild his career after leaving the Panthers?

Three schools have had five players selected first overall. Two of them are Notre Dame and USC. Which is the other?

Answer: Oklahoma. Notre Dame and USC led the way until 2019 when Kyler Murray’s selection brought Oklahoma up to five, too.

Who was the last running back selected first overall?

Answer: Ki-Jana Carter. Taken by the Cincinnati Bengals from Penn State in 1995, Carter’s career was cut short by an ACL injury with just over 1000 rushing yards to his name.

Shannon Sharpe is a well-known media personality, Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, but which team drafted him at the back of the seventh round in 1990?

Answer: Denver Broncos. Sharpe was a true Draft steal and stayed with Denver until 2000. He had a brief spell with the Ravens before returning to the Broncos.

When was the draft first televised?

Answer: 1980. The development of the draft into an event watched by millions started in 1980, when it was broadcast live for the first time.

Who did the San Francisco 49ers trade with on draft day in 1985 to acquire Jerry Rice?

Answer: New England Patriots. The Niners flipped the 28th pick, along with their second and third-round selections, to take the 16th overall pick and the Pats’ third-round selection.

San Francisco took Jerry Rice 16th overall, who became one of the greatest to step on the gridiron.

The Falcons traded three picks and a player to the Chargers in 2001 for a first-round pick. Which player did they draft?

Answer: Michael Vick. The Falcons traded up four spots to draft Michael Vick, sending the Chargers their own first-round pick, their second rounder and a 2002 third rounder along with Tim Dwight.

Troy Aikman won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, but which school retired his number?

Answer: UCLA. Aikman transferred to UCLA from Oklahoma, becoming a Heisman finalist and going first overall in 1989.

Ryan Leaf is considered one of the worst selections in Draft history. Which pick did the Chargers take him with?

Answer: Second overall. Leaf was taken one pick after Peyton Manning, and many fancied him to be a star.

It didn’t turn out that way, and the Chargers were left wondering what could have been.

Nick Foles was selected 88th overall in 2012. How many Pro Bowlers were picked after him?

Answer: 11. Kirk Cousins, Greg Zuerlein, Josh Norman and Akiem Hicks were four of the 11 selected after Foles in what turned out to be a deep draft.

Who was the first Mr Irrelevant to appear in a Super Bowl?

Answer: Marty Moore. The shortening of the draft gave each Mr Irrelevant a better chance of succeeding.

oore became the first to appear in a Super Bowl as the Patriots lost to the Packers in 1997.

Which team drafted Drew Brees in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft?

Answer: San Diego Chargers. Better known for his time on the Saints, the Chargers picked up Brees in 2001 as he established himself as an elite quarterback.

Who posted the quickest 40-yard dash time in combine history?

Answer: John Ross. A receiver out of Washington, Ross registered 4.22 in 2017 and was picked ninth overall by the Bengals.


Let us know how you got on and have a go at our Super Bowl quiz too!

 

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Jason DeCrow / AP Photo*

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