Definitions

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  • n. One who studies and reports on the draft (player selection) for professional sports leagues.

Etymologies

draft +‎ -nik (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here's how far the notion of the TV NFL draftnik has evolved: Mel Kiper, the category's inventor, will now face off against his Kiper 2.0 — Todd McShay, who this month will be added to ESPN's draft coverage.

    MLB Network has new angles on six great plays

  • But Kiper, along with ESPN draftnik Todd McShay had Heyward-Bey projected as the 17th pick.

    NFL Network, ESPN have no limit on weekend draft coverage

  • NFLN draftnik Mike Mayock had him there in his mock draft.

    NFL Network, ESPN have no limit on weekend draft coverage

  • Once a novelty, Kiper is a year-round draftnik who created a TV sports niche seemingly destined for on-air eternity.

    NFL draft analysis has its own language

  • These Longhorns are penciled in on most draftnik charts to go 1-2-3 — that is, Ross should be a first-round pick and perhaps the first cornerback selected; Griffin, who might be the best strong safety available, probably will be taken in the second round; and Brown, who had an injury-plagued senior season, stands a good chance to go on the first day but not until the third round.

    Trio of Texas DBs set to rock NFL draft

  • Do not ask a prospect, reporter, or "draftnik" either.

    NYT > Home Page

  • By contrast, the draftnik Web sites have already ranked hundreds of prospects.

    NYT > Home Page

  • OK, so, to rephrase -- I was a draftnik when it was ESPECIALLY uncool to be one.

    SI.com

  • So you probably know that I was a draftnik before that word was cool.

    SI.com

  • Will McDaniels buck conventional wisdom, ignore an obvious team need and not select Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, as every draftnik on the face of the earth now seems to be predicting?

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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