If You Were in the NFL, Which Team Would Draft You?

By: Raj Chander
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
If You Were in the NFL, Which Team Would Draft You?
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About This Quiz

For all that is said about the game-changing talent that joins the league on draft day, or the wheeling and dealing that is done by clever team executives entrenched in their war rooms, there is another side of the NFL draft that we feel doesn't get enough attention: Draft day fashion.

Yes, we remember the great draft snubs and trades, but we also remember the ties and shirts. Think about LaDainian Tomlinson, drafted fifth overall in 2001 wearing a gray suit and impressively shiny gold shirt and tie. For a more modern example, you can go back to 2016, when the Dallas Cowboys' star running back Ezekiel Elliott was selected while wearing a crop-top shirt with a normal suit, a style he says gives him more comfort. Of course, some players don't even bother with a suit -- just check out the everyman button down and jeans rocked by Drew Bledsoe when he was drafted number one overall by the New England Patriots in 1993.

Fashion choices aren't everything, but as they say, the clothes make the man. If you can tell us about your personality in other ways relating to the game of football, we'll tell you which team is most likely to choose you to be the future of their squad. So throw on your best shimmering tie and embroidered tuxedo blazer -- you're almost ready to run with the big dogs.

The media is an increasingly large part of the game. How would you handle interactions with reporters?
I'd speak to them politely and with class.
I'd say as little as possible.
I would use it as a channel to build up my team.
I would use it as a way to undermine my opponents.

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Which of these NFL legends would you most want to learn under?
Curtis Martin
Tom Brady
Troy Aikman
Joe Montana

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Teams are usually best known by the region they hail from. Which area of the U.S. did you grow up in?
Mid-Atlantic
West Coast
South
North

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Besides QB, which of these offensive positions is most important to winning?
Guard
Tight End
Wide Receiver
Running Back

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Many players give back by donating their time and/or money to charity. Which causes would you support as an NFL athlete?
Environmental Conservation
Children's Literacy
Ending Homelessness
Youth STEM

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Every coaching staff has a slightly different style. What kind of head coach would you want to play under?
Someone who called straightforward plays and relied on team skill.
A genius head coach known for being one of the best in the league.
A big personality who could unite the locker room.
A hard-working, up-and-coming young coach.

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What's the best way for you to improve your skills on the gridiron?
Practicing with my teammates
Studying and watching film
Playing more games
Working with the coaching staff

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Some teams grow a reputation for explosive offense, while others try to stifle their foes with powerful defense. Which kind of team do you prefer?
An offensive team built on the run
A west coast offense
A team focused on defense
A well-balanced team that does both

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Do you think you would want to play for one team forever, or move around for better opportunities?
I'm open to play wherever is best for me.
I would probably end up moving around.
I'd love to stay with one organization my entire career.
It'd be nice, but not a must-have.

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Athletes take some spectacular holidays. If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
A comfortable ranch.
A picturesque cottage on a cape.
A major foreign city with lots of things to do.
A mountain range with gorgeous views

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Different players are involved in off-the-field issues almost every year. How would you stay out of trouble?
I'd spend all my time studying and improving my game.
Picking up a hobby.
I would try to pursue other business interests.
I'd just follow common sense to try to stay out of trouble.

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Football players have access to many other celebrities. Which of these famous people would you most want to meet?
Spike Lee
Carrie Underwood
Elizabeth Warren
Mark Zuckerberg

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There's been a lot of controversy about players skipping team workouts before the season. How do you want your squad to handle off-season activities?
It should depend on the health of the players.
Most players will attend, but not major stars.
They should expect most players to attend.
Everyone should be required to attend them.

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NFL players are fixtures on TV commercials. What kind of ad would you be most likely to star in?
Jeans
Healthy meal programs
Watches
Social media

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Who would you choose as your agent to represent you during negotiations with teams?
A big-time, powerful agency
An up-and-coming agency business
A highly intelligent agent known for negotiation
A close family friend I trust

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Some NFL owners are more hands-on than others. What kind of club owner would you most want to play under?
An outspoken, challenging owner would help me rise to the occasion.
A prominent owner who takes control when necessary.
Someone who largely stays out of the way.
An owner who empowers the front office.

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Everyone's work ethic and natural skills differ. What would be your attitude about practicing in the NFL?
I'd optimize my body to get the most benefit out of the smallest amount of practice possible.
I would go, but I don't think it's super important.
I would attend as many practices as possible to maximize my learning.
I'd go to form a bond with my teammates.

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Football is a tough sport to succeed in. What trait do you think makes the best NFL player?
Understanding the game
Toughness
Teamwork
Pride

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If you weren't a famous football player, what other career would you want?
Politician
Business executive
College professor
Startup founder

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Athletes have interests outside of work, like normal people. What kind of hobbies would you pursue when not playing football?
Hunting
Visiting museums
Fashion
Boating

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Pro athletes have some seriously nice homes. What kind of house would you want to buy as an NFL player?
A colonial mansion with history
A modern smart home near the water
A stylish, sleek penthouse in a city
A large, plantation-style home with a lot of land

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It's a Friday night and you are out of town for a road game. What are your evening plans?
Playing video games with the team
Heading out for a bit with my teammates
Staying in watching film and reviewing the game plan
FaceTiming with my family and ordering takeout

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Geographically speaking, what kind of city would you most want to live in?
A large but spread-out city.
Somewhere quiet and historic.
A big city with lots to do.
A coastal city on the forefront of innovation.

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What kind of outfits would you wear to media days and press conferences?
A designer suit
Athletic shirt and pants
A polo and a visor
A hoodie and sweatpants

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Would you be willing to sacrifice money and/or playing time to allow your team to succeed?
Yes, the team should come before everything.
Maybe, if I was persuaded properly.
No, I have to take care of number one.
In the right situation, if I knew it could lead to real success.

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It takes a lot of exercise to stay in NFL shape. What kind of workouts are your favorite?
Strength training
Intense functional workouts like tire flipping and sled pushing
Spin classes
Pilates

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What would be your biggest weakness as an NFL player?
Understanding a complicated playbook
Distractions off the field
Sacrificing my own good for the team
Getting too confident in my abilities

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All good things come to an end. How would you announce your retirement from football?
Taking out a full-page ad in the local paper
Telling my coaches and letting the team announce it
Calling an elaborate, televised press conference
Addressing my teammates and coaches in a meeting

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Do you want to play on an NFL team that has won a lot of championships in the past?
No, it's not that important.
Yes, I'd love to play on a team with a championship legacy.
At some point, yes, they should have had some success.
It's more important that the team has had great players.

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What would be the greatest contribution you could make to an NFL team?
Offensive prowess
Adherence to the process
A competitive spirit
Football intelligence

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