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1The right of a sports team to select a player during the annual selection process.
- ‘You offer him arbitration at the end of the season and you collect draft picks when another team signs him.’
- ‘NFL teams don't spend draft picks on someone who might make it.’
- ‘They got a draft pick and through that got one of the greatest players ever in the game.’
- ‘Further hurting the cause is last season's fiasco, which cost the team four first-round draft picks over five years.’
- ‘NFL teams don't spend high draft picks on special teams players.’
- ‘The Cowboys spent three of their five draft picks on cornerbacks, but they still had to sign Sparks.’
- ‘His lingering back injury might force the team to spend a draft pick on a fullback.’
- ‘The team could decide to take a quarterback with one of its top draft picks.’
- ‘They spent most of their draft picks acquiring players who can cover the defensive zone.’
- ‘The team used its top draft pick, a second-rounder, on the small but powerful player.’
- ‘The team has no first-round draft pick.’
- ‘Some great players were picked up by the club with low draft picks.’
- ‘This will be an extremely important off season in terms of personnel for the team, which will have all its draft picks and perhaps some free-agent money to spend.’
- ‘The team will use a high draft pick to select a young quarterback to bring along.’
- ‘It has gotten to the point where using a draft pick on a quarterback is as wasteful as using a $20 bill to light a cigar.’
- ‘The team has two first-round draft picks, so look for a pass rusher to be targeted.’
- ‘Sherman has indicated he might use his first draft pick on a quarterback, if the right guy is there.’
- ‘One of the items the owners gave up in these negotiations was the compensatory draft picks teams currently receive when they lose a free agent.’
- ‘They were lucky enough to get to use their very first draft pick on a franchise quarterback.’
- ‘The general manager unsmilingly replied: ‘The draft pick is more important.’’
- 1.1 A player selected during the draft.
- ‘He was the first draft pick in franchise history, and was chosen fourth overall in 2000.’
- ‘We're in the middle of that process at the end of the season as people look at trading old players to pick up draft picks.’
- ‘He is the third first-season player in the squad having been the fifth draft pick overall in 2003.’
- ‘They wanted to raise the minimum compensation for any draft pick from $150,000 to $300,000.’
- ‘I hope the draft picks work out for them because this trade just forced him into early retirement.’
- ‘Losing two players for two draft picks really doesn't seem like a wise move.’
- ‘A surprising number of people believed we were second-round draft picks.’
- ‘They are set to acquire the best cornerback in the NFL as well as a second-round draft pick.’
- ‘The team's top two draft picks looked good in minicamp.’
- ‘I've always been a big proponent of playing top draft picks early, including quarterbacks.’
- ‘Why should players feel loyalty towards clubs that will happily exchange them for draft picks or youth?’
- ‘The corner locker belongs to a second-round draft pick.’
- ‘The recruiting has been first class: the draft picks look good and some old players look ready to deliver.’
- ‘He became one of China's biggest sports heroes after joining the NBA in 2002 as the No.1 draft pick.’
- ‘In 1985, he became the first African American to represent a No.1 draft pick for the NBA.’
- ‘It marks the fifth straight year a quarterback has been the top draft pick.’
- ‘Of the team's 13 draft picks, five were defensive linemen, including four of the first six selections.’
- ‘Oklahoma could have two top 10 draft picks at cornerback.’
- ‘Can an existing player be truly valued against a draft pick?’
- ‘He was the last of the team's seven draft picks to sign.’
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