Each GM selected a number out of a hat and that number determined what order the draft would be in. The Accounting Firm of R. Laycock and Associates was on hand to witness the picking of draft positions.
Troy Brokl won the #1 pick and promptly picked Edmound Elzy who then quickly pushed Troy aside and took over all picks from that point on.
Alan Mowrey held the 2nd pick and he snagged up the consensus #2 pick in Vance Catlin and Eric Flatt picked Richie Smith with the 3rd pick. Then the wheels came off.
Kyle Krol shocked everyone with his #4 pick and selected Rookie Tamba Samba. "I've only seen him play once, but that one time was all I needed to know", said Kyle Krol. Samba might be the most athletic player in the draft but many experts had him going late in the 2nd round in most Mock Drafts.
Brian Stutzman closed out the 1st round by picking Jason McGuinness with the #5 pick. "I was very lucky that J-Mac was there at #5", said Stutzman.
Some other noteworthy items from the draft included:
- Jason Rost dropping to the 2nd round
- Rookie Chad Lilly being selected in the 3rd round. He was the first inside sales rep taken.
- Alex Montagano dropping all the way to the 6th round
- Jesse Cacy's draft photo
The complete teams are listed below in alphabetical order as to not reveal the exact order in which each player was selected. The season tips off on Wednesday, July 6thTeam 1