The NFL draft comes your way this week, meaning 254 lucky players will have their names called and get the opportunity to shake the hand of Roger Goodell while posing with a blank jersey. There are 119 Division I football teams in the NCAA, which means there are over 10,000 college football players out there, which means there are roughly 20,000 parents responsible for naming children, which means there are hundreds of opportunities for there to be kids born with names that are fun to read and say out loud.
Like many things in life, finding fun names is ultimately a numbers game, and nothing in sports can compare to the number of prospects entered into the NFL Draft. Yours truly scoured the Top-1,000 athletes that have declared themselves draft eligible and whittled it down to the Top 100 Names Entered in the 2013 NFL Draft.
This year’s list is organized in order of which fictional Key & Peele “East/West College Bowl” player they resemble best. If you aren’t familiar with the sketch, enjoy the video and join me after the jump for the countdown.
The Lions re-signed veteran safety Louis Delmas to a two-year, $9.465M deal. The Lions acquired safety Glover Quinn earlier this off-season, which led to doubt Delmas would return to the Lions, but the 2009 2nd round pick will return the the Detroit secondary.
Delmas had 28 tackles in the 8 games he appeared in last season.
You can stop waiting on baited breath for the big news to break, because the San Diego Chargers have signed kicker Nick Novak to a four-year, $6.6M contract. Novak went 18-for-20 on field goals last year for the Chargers, kicking for a total of 87 points.
The NFL’s new Free Agency negotiating window weekend has begun and the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the action by reportedly agreeing to a 3-year deal with veteran cornerback Dunta Robinson.
The 31-year old Robinson was cut by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this off-season, and was halfway through a six-year $57M deal. He began his career by playing 6 seasons with the Houstan Texans. Robinson played all 16 games last season for the Falcons, finishing with one interception, one forced fumble and 67 tackles.