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The first round of the NFL draft wrapped up last night football fans are getting an advance look at the gridiron stars of tomorrow.
Are they usual big name stars that we -- the annual event.
Last year teams picked up five quarterbacks around one.
And if these marquee players that fill the -- stadiums they help the NFL teams rake in big box for ticket sales and merchandising very important.
So is this the cheapest draft in history here to help us break it all down.
-- -- Including -- San Francisco 49ers.
And you -- late I -- -- in California like I expect a sports agent who represented NFL players thanks to both you guys for joining us -- let me start with you though.
Looking at the list five picks -- -- offensive tackles or defense events.
It's usually it's not usual though it's not unusual and I liken it to the analogy if you cut off the head the body will die.
If you're an NFL Brady leave let you know exports so let's get -- -- possible.
The analogy is if you're an NFL team the quarterback is the head headed -- so players who can rush the quarterback and players -- can protect the quarterback are paid a premium.
And we saw the play itself out last night with the selection of the offensive -- in defense one.
EV I mean I'm just this is a show about money as I wanna trying quantify what we're talking about here how much is making a great first round pick worth to a team.
Well it can be worth tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars in its asset value appreciation I look at it like our neighbors to the north.
The Napa Valley and it takes time to develop great players and teams.
Care about the entire entity how they can -- and you look at your favorite team the niners.
How they've turned things around in the last two years.
So even though there's not a lot of star power in this draft.
There is a lot of really high quality players that are gonna make teams better the NFL is the mother ship of all professional sports and you could argue.
That the NFL draft is a separate national holiday going along with -- Super Bowl how much.
How much money in productivity.
How much my -- productivity was wasted right here in the Silicon Valley.
With people doing their own mock drafts and ask two days and maybe tomorrow -- I think with some iron -- Melissa -- needs to be concerned about.
Mac yet no it's absolutely true and in fact you know -- -- we're sitting one block from where the draft is going on.
And traffic is at a standstill there's a red carpet I mean I was shocked last night there are you know hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people out in the street watching -- But you -- I want dirt you know -- the draft like this really helps teams sell tickets you don't have the marquee players.
Going in the draft that everybody is talking about you know is it is it is excel does is it worth this much.
The excitement of the NFL the popularity of the NFL will not fade into a draft.
The NFL generated nine point five billion dollars last year in revenues the average franchise back worth one point one billion dollars -- and -- item to note is that every year regardless of their marquee names going and you can see players emerge from the draft with the draft in the late rounds or undrafted like a Victor Cruz young players will emerge from this draft become marquee players yeah.
I I had I agree with that I mean it comes down to sports is all about telling a story and you have hundreds of great stories people that nobody knew from schools that nobody can pronounce.
Who will turn out to be.
And let me tell -- one of the stories that everybody's talking about of course is -- -- -- out who didn't go in the first round.
Do you think he goes in the second round I mean it's starting about an hour from now what how does that story play out and and you know how much damage -- the whole thing did in his career would be.
I'm not a player personnel person but his performance at the -- -- probably had more to do with his draft status than any kind of incredible story about a fictitious girl for a.
I agree with Andy I agree with -- think it's the value of position.
Middle linebackers inside linebackers typically do not go high unless they show superior athletic traits likely -- -- last -- went.
Number nine overall I believe to the Carolina Panthers he ran well and -- didn't.
Let me ask you -- Joseph -- will make about 285000.
More dollars than the first pick which is Erik Fisher.
Purely because he was drafted in Florida and he's not going to have to pay state income tax.
Is that a factor did did these kids care about that.
The kids care about the agents -- even more but that is not a bargaining chip in negotiations and fortunately.
Because then you run down -- slippery slope argument.
Do you then adjust for cost of living.
There's a guy who plays for the New York Giants get paid more.
In a player huge impact each cost a lot -- -- -- through expansion here that would somewhere else that is true but how much do you adjust for me where do you draw the line and that's I don't know it I think it's got to be a factor -- interesting discussion thanks about the deal.
Okay thank analysts are coming.
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