What to watch for in the NFL Draft

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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick — Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust as he never played a down in the NFL — to last year's No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans. Here are 10 things to watch for during the three-day NFL draft beginning Thursday night:

1. COMMISSIONER HUGGY BEAR: How many hugs can Roger Goodell endure from all of the burly offensive and defensive players expected to be selected in the first round? Last year, he embraced many first-round picks who took the stage and was nearly hugged into submission by the likes of Dontari Poe, Fletcher Cox and Melvin Ingram.

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