It has been reported that 40 million sports fans watch or listen to the NFL Draft for three days every year. For me personally, it’s a year round endeavor. Since 1979, my first year of involvement in the draft, it has grown and developed into its own type of cottage industry. The Draft (because of its addicting nature) has brought new revenue to the NFL. The driving force behind this new source of revenue has always been Draftnik’s like the late Joel Buschbaum, Mel Kiper and others like me. We are “Draftnik’s” and the unexpected affect the draft has had on us is an American story in itself. It’s a story of a person creating something out of nothing and making it important (in this case) to the sports world. It's also a story about how interest in the draft was the driving force in my life, which helped me to indentify and deal with being Dyslectic.