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The NFL and Verizon Blow the Draft Wide Open

The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and nothing about this time of year reminds us of football. That is until this weekend. It’s the biggest event that football fans have the entire offseason. The NFL Draft. This is a unique event. Not only do you get to anticipate who your favorite team will draft, but you also get to cheer for the players from you favorite college team.

The first night of the draft has come and gone, with lots of hopes and dreams along with it. The biggest pick is always number one. It’s packed with pressure, and history has shown that teams have about a 50% of getting it right. This year it was Jared Goff, QB from Cal, number one overall to the Los Angeles Rams.

Then there is the other side of the coin. Some would say Myles Jack, linebacker from UCLA, is the second best player in the draft. Speculation over how healthy his knee is has dropped him all the way out of the first round. The last time I saw someone sit there and look so dejected about being passed over was in 2005. That year saw another potential number one pick from Cal fall all the way down to 24th. His name was Aaron Rodgers, and things seem to have worked out pretty well for him (que image of him wearing his Super Bowl ring while holding Olivia Munn’s hand!).

2016 NFL Draft and Verizon

As I’m sure you can see, I love football. I love it also as much as I do social media. That said, Verizon has created a perfect marriage of the two. Now you can watch all 3 nights of the 2016 NFL Draft live, April 28 – 30. I know the first night is in the books, but I didn’t miss a second of it thanks to Verizon. It didn’t matter that I had to work late, and then run errands on the way home. I was still able to check in and keep up at each stop. It’s so easy to stay up to date on all the projections, and where each player is actually going.

NFL Mobile from Verizon

NFL Mobile from Verizon

Only in Chicago

If you are lucky enough to be in the Windy City, stop by select Chicago stores between April 28 – 30 and you could get tickets to the 2016 NFL Draft, Chicago Bear rewards, and more with qualifying in-store purchases.

Locations:
Destination Store
840 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

(I’ve been to the store ^, it’s incredible!)
Millennium Store
36 S State Street, Chicago, IL
South Loop
1004 S Canal Street, Chicago, IL

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NFL Mobile

All of this is made possible by the NFL Mobile app from Verizon. Whether you are looking for exclusive content from NFL.com or you want to watch old highlights from the NFL Network, this app is your solution. I’ve been using it for a long time, but it continues to evolve and get better.

Get NFL Mobile at the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Windows Store. (that’s another thing I love about it, works on everything)

•Disclosure: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No additional compensation is provided, neither were any favorable comments promised. All opinions are my own.