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Your 2015 ATQ NFL Draft Drinking Game

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WHO'S STOKED FOR SOME MEL KIPER AND TODD MCSHAY?

HE COULD HAVE THRIVED IF HE LANDED ELSEWHERE.
HE COULD HAVE THRIVED IF HE LANDED ELSEWHERE.
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The NFL Draft is finally here! The time has come for your favorite team to begin the process of assembling the necessary parts for an eventual Super Bowl winning team. Through astute scouting, your team could land the next elite quarterback or Pro Bowl defensive anchor. Your team could come away as winners from the crapshoot that is the NFL draft. All of that could happen. But it won't. In reality, your team is going to blow it once again. Your team won't be selecting that cornerback who will go onto haunt your team twice a season. That guy is going to your division rival in the fifth round. Your team is going to settle for the wide receiver with a knack for dropped passes and the undersized safety from the MAC.

*Takes swig of whiskey after having a flashback of AJ Jenkins.

The NFL draft is a grandiose and gaudy spectacle that can be overbearing at times. But to deny its importance is naive and plain idiotic. Still, Whether you're Mel Kiper Jr. or someone who doesn't watch football at all, there's no possible way in identifying which players will pan out and which will flop. So let's drink to not knowing and being completely content with that. Without further adieu, your 2015 ATQ NFL draft drinking game.

The Rules:

1) The ATQ NFL Drinking game must be played in a group.

2) Participants must have a drink in their hand at all times during the game.

3) Each participant must select a position group.

All participants, regardless of position, drink when:

Chicago is mentioned as being the new host city of the draft.

Bears fans boo Jay Cutler after his name is mentioned.

A team is rumored to trade up.

An analyst expresses concern over a player's production in college.

A team trades up or down.

A team is said to be switching to a 4-3 defense.

John Schneider is praised.

Heart, grit, intangibles, or blue-collar are used to describe a player - Usually a Big 10 linebacker.

A drafted player's famous football family is brought up.

A player is said to have a high IQ.

Chris Berman says, "New York FOOTBALL Giants."

A team is described as 'reaching' after selecting a player.

A player's off-the-field-issues are brought up.

The camera focuses on a player's girlfriend.

When a player is described as a 'steal' for falling.

A newly drafted player says he's blessed.

Mel Kiper Jr. says a player has, "all the makings."

A player is regarded as a "sure thing."

A player is said to be just an overall FOOTBALL PLAYER - Again, likely a Big 10 linebacker.

A player's 40 time is mentioned.

If one of the analysts says something along the lines of, "What this pick says is that this team is committed to (insert mediocre quarterback)," after an offensive lineman is selected.

One of the analysts says, "I've watched a ton of tape on this kid."

A player is described as a 'project.'

A player is said to be a "raw talent."

A player's past injury is talked about.

A player is said to have a "high ceiling."

High character is mentioned.

Work ethic is brought up.

A player is described as being, "the first guy in, last guy out."

Jameis Winston is booed.

Roger Goodell is booed.

Jon Gruden says, "Love this pick."

Mel Kiper Jr. mentions, "tremendous upside."

Durability issues are mentioned.

*If an Oregon Duck is drafted, FINISH YOUR DRINK.

THE POSITIONS:

Quarterbacks - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Progressions

Throwing in tight windows

Anticipates openings

Ability to see over his offensive line

Withstand hits

Arm strength

Play from under center

Escape the rush

Take off as a runner

The ball sails

Ben Roethlisburger type player

Dual threat

High release point

Played in a pro-style offense

Poise

Zip on the ball

Patient

Makes the difficult throws

Pocket awareness

Follow through

Feel for pressure

Makes his teammates better

CEO of a future NFL team

Leader

Decision making

IQ

Delivery

Mechanics

Footwork

Extend plays

Quick release

Accuracy

Wide Receivers - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Acceleration

2nd gear

Catch in traffic

Makes catches toward the middle of the field

Get out of breaks

Create separation

Shield defenders from the ball

Dropped passes

Soft hands

Contested catches

Speed

Long strider

Ability to separate

Stop on a dime

Catches everything in sight

Top-end speed

Run-block

Leaper

Deep ball

Big-play threat

In the slot

Outside

Big plays

Track the ball

Run after catch

A wide receiver is said to need work with his route running

A receivers dropped pass concerns are brought up

Compared to Wes Welker

Running backs - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Vision

Patient runner

Decisive runner

Lower body strength

Top end speed

Can serve as a punt or kickoff returner

Ability to break through arm tackles

His pass protection is brought up

Ball security

Quick

Creative runner

Explosiveness

Power runner

Finesse runner

Ability to get to the 2nd level

Cut-back lanes

Keeps his feet moving

pass catcher

Compared to Darren Sproles

North-south runner

Tight Ends - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Former basketball player. Drink again if Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham are mentioned

Red zone

Blocking ability is mentioned

Seam routes

Ability to beat linebackers

Run blocking

Size and speed

Compared to Rob Gronkowski

Big hands

Could play at H-back

Athletic

Ability to separate

Route running

Pass protection

Create mismatches

Vertical threat

Contested catches

Two tight end sets

Offensive linemen - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Strength

Power

Weight room

Run blocking

Pass protection

Lateral movement

Finishing blocks

Frame

Technique

Ability to hold off edge speed

Sustain blocks

Foot speed

"They might move him to guard"

Holding

Wide base

Lunges

Drives his feet

Hand placement

Spin moves

Can play multiple positions

Balance

Compared to Orlando Pace

Defensive linemen - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Size

Athletic

Length

Strength

Burst

Three technique

Shoots gaps

Pass rusher

Ability to read gaps

Explosive

Spin move

Run stopper

Can add more to his frame

Explodes off the line

Ability to play in a 4-3 or 3-4

Might move to outside linebacker

Counter moves

High motor

Disrupt

Undersized

Extend arms

Sheds blockers

Sacks

Eats up space

Linebackers - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Explosive

Versatile

Strength

Length

Ability to play out of multiple stances

Run stopper

Quickness

Change direction quickly

Set the edge

Pass rusher

Arm tackler

Sure tackler

Defend against the pass

Sacks

Inside moves

Drop into space

Can add more to frame

Defend outside runs

Change of direction

Instincts

Sideline to sideline

Wrap-up

Blitz

Avoid blockers

Nose for the ball

Man-to-man coverage

Ability to guard tight ends

Undersized

Compared to Luke Kuechly

Durability

Missed tackles

Cornerbacks - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Size

Length

Speed

Quickness

Physical

Compared to Brandon Browner

Analyst mentions how teams favor bigger cornerbacks currently

Play on an island

Press coverage

Recovery speed

Track the ball

Undersized

Small frame

Man coverage

Acceleration

Force fumbles

Interceptions

Holding problem is mentioned

Ball skills

Loose hips

Anticipation

Playmaking ability

Run support

Change of direction

Thin ankles

Ballhawk

Sure tackler

Backpedal

Disruptive

Footwork

Zone coverage

Can play as a Nickel CB

Can play on special teams

Jumps routes

Former track star

Safeties - Drink when the following words or phrases are used.

Run Support

Wraps up on tackles

Defend the slot

Tracks the ball

Zone coverage

Ball skills

Recovery speed

Beaten over the top

Quickness

Blitz

Interceptions

Nose for the ball

Reroute receivers

Hits hard

Box safety

Cover 2 safety

Ballhawk

Backpedal

Former quarterback

Ball tracking skills

When a player is compared to Earl Thomas

Playmaking ability

Instincts

Man coverage

Defend in space

Center fielder

Can play around the line of scrimmage

Breaks up passes

Can play on special teams


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