Much like Santa on Christmas, ESPN NFL Draft "expert" Mel Kiper lives for one event the entire year, with Kiper's Christmas being the NFL Draft... and today's December 25th for Mel.
Round One of the NFL Draft begins tonight in Chicago (8pm ET), where hated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be booed and hissed
as he introduces players you've never heard of with phonetically-complex names that could only exist in the draft or a Key & Peele skit
This year's draft is already on its way toward becoming the most anticlimactic in recent memory, as the two biggest possible trades have already happened. The Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles completed blockbuster trades for the first and second-overall picks, respectively, which they'll likely use to draft not-that-great
quarterbacks Jared Goff (Cal) and Carson Wentz (North Dakota State). We're hoping for more trade action tonight, but worst case, we can all laugh at whatever the Cleveland Browns do. They spent two first-round picks in the last four years on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brandon Weeden for Christ's sake... both of whom aren't with the team anymore. Who knows what kind of crazy shenanigans the Brownies will pull this year?!
Also of note; don't look too hard for the New England Patriots tonight. They lost their first-round pick for an underinflated reason
. For teams that do
have picks tonight, you can check out the draft order, and prospective picks, right here