Round Zero: Inside the NFL Draft by Andy Phillips
ROUND ZERO is a behind-the-scenes look at football’s most thrilling procedure. Drawing from interviews with coaches, general managers, agents, players, and more, Andy Phillips reveals the ins and outs of the NFL Draft with clever anecdotes and unexpected insights from some of the biggest names in football, including:
- Cris Carter
- Bill Cowher
- Terrell Davis
- Brett Favre
- Steve Largent
- Steve Mariucci
- Warren Moon
- Aaron Rodgers
- Mike Singletary
- and more!
Millions of people watching globally, hundreds of hopeful athletes and their families on pins and needles waiting, and billion-dollar football franchises making strategic decisions—the Draft is a big deal. The decisions made during this critical selection process will set the stage for entire years of football games to come.
From lead-up to game day, ROUND ZERO is a comprehensive tell-all that helps shed light on misconceptions that viewers of this great sport have held for years. How much do the players know before the Draft? How do coaches make decisions on who to draft, and when? What role do agents play, before, during and after? It all starts here, in football’s round zero.
About the Author
ANDY PHILLIPS is a contributing writer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A former 2x Division-1 Football Captain, he played as an offensive lineman in four preseason NFL games with the Green Bay Packers.
Praise for ROUND ZERO
“…gives you the inside stories from the true angles of the NFL Draft.”
—TRENT DILFER, Super Bowl champion quarterback & former first round pick
“…offers a real-life glimpse into the Draft to provide the full picture.”
—IAN RAPOPORT, NFL Network Insider
“…pulls the curtain back and leaves no stone unturned.”
—DAVE HEEKE, Vice President & Director of Athletics, University of Arizona
“To understand the Draft from the inside requires the insiders’ knowledge and perspective Andy Phillips reveals in Round Zero.”
—RICH DESROSIERS, Pro Football Hall of Fame