NFL Draft Tracker: GOP Hopes To Nab Viable Nominee With 1st Round Pick

Party of Lincoln seeks electric new field general.

CHICAGO  The latest mock drafts show that analysts almost unanimously think the Republican Party will use its first round pick to draft a presidential candidate with broad-based appeal, according to the ESPN Draft Tracker.

“You always want to find a future hall-of-famer on Day One,” declared draft guru Mel Kiper. “This is a passing league, and the Republicans don’t have an obvious signal-caller that can lead the team down the field this fall.”

Sports Illustrated football expert Peter King pointed to the GOP’s dearth of young talent. “Marco Rubio was supposed to be the face of the franchise, and that hasn’t worked out. They’re in desperate need of a youth infusion.”

But not all analysts agree. Walter Cherepinsky of Walter Football writes that the Republicans lack depth on the Supreme Court, Rob Rang of CBS Sports thinks the GOP “should build on strength and focus on Congress,” while NFL.com‘s Daniel Jeremiah believes the party should address it’s deficiencies in the defensive secondary.

The draft starts on Thursday, April 28th.

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