I know it's great for the sob stories and all to have cameras in the dudes houses...but please don't show them on the phone before the pick is announced. Show that footage in full slightly delayed, after the pick.
I may be in the minority, but it doesn't bother me one bit. In a world of instant communication, this simply isn't a big deal.
How is switching to a shot of a player on the phone celebrating with his family and friends any less climactic than listening to the commissioner announce a pick at the podium? If anything, it keeps things more interesting because the pick could be "announced" in real time at any point.
It was funny on the few times where they didn't have insider information and totally f'd up. When the Iggles traded up, they were all saying "What a great trade up....clearly they are targeting a replacement for Brian Dawkins, in Earl Thomas" and when they went Graham they were all like....."and he's good too...."
No I agree. Part of the fun of the NFL draft was waiting in anticipation over who was gonna be slected. Your guessing who it is and then they switch to the player talking on the phone, obviously its that one. Took all the anticipation out of the pick.
Also, I thought they invited way too many people to the green room this year. I liked it when just a few, 5or 6, of the top picks were invited, and they waited to find out. This time it there were so many there that it took away from the glamour of actually being there.