Every April, football fans turn their attention to the NFL Draft where the best of the best become players in the National Football League.
Every April, football fans turn their attention to the NFL Draft where the best of the best become players in the National Football League. The movie, “Draft Day,” follows fictional Cleveland Browns General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. who is trying to make his mark on a team once coached by his own father who recently passed away. Weaver has been living under his dad’s shadow his entire career, but now it’s time for him to write his own story.
When Weaver is told by the owner of the Browns to make a splash on draft day, he decides to trade three future draft picks for the year’s number one pick. He then directs his team of executives to find out if the top prospect, quarterback Bo Callahan, is really worth the number one pick. When a little research calls Callahan’s character into question, Sonny has to decide to play it safe or risk the entire team’s future.
The movie is appropriately rated PG-13. There is moderate use of strong language and adult themed material. Although you only need a small understanding of how the draft works to understand what’s going on, the bigger the football fan you are, the more you will enjoy this movie.
The pace of the movie slowly increases building up to a flurry of action during the draft scene. The movie can be serious at times, but those parts are broken up by hilarious moments in the story. It gives an inside look into the work that goes on behind the scenes in order for teams to get the very best players. “Draft Day” is a must see movie for any football fan.