The 2021 NFL Draft took place last week in Cleveland, Ohio and the annual event has gained a cult-like following in the United States.
As always, the draft is highlighted by the first round, where 32 of the best college players heard their names called and will soon live out their dreams of playing in the NFL.
But what if the Premier League had a draft?
It’d be interesting to see what would happen if the 20 top-flight English clubs had their chance to call the names of the best young players in the game, right?
The format for this draft would be just like the NFL Draft, where the worst team receives the top pick and then each team follows based on record.
The biggest difference would be there’s no relegation in this draft, so Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, and Fulham are safe for this exercise and won’t be headed for the Championship.
All 20 teams in this current 2020/21 season will have first round picks that could make or break them heading into the 2021-22 season.
The only caveat in this draft is that all players selected must be 23 years old or younger, and cannot currently be in the Premier League.
Without further ado, the draft is underway. Sheffield United is now on the clock.