Robert Quinn, Rodger Saffold, St. Louis Rams Players Attend DRAFT DAY Movie Screening
The 2014 NFL Draft. The culmination, for most players, of a lifetime of playing football – hundreds of NFL hopefuls waiting to hear their names announced during one of the seven rounds of the draft.
The 2014 NFL Draft returns to primetime, with the first round taking place Thursday, May 8, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, May 9. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, May 10.
On Tuesday night, St. Louis Rams players, Robert Quinn, Rodger Saffold, Chase Reynolds, Johnny Hekker, Greg Zuerlein, and Mason Brodine, came out for the special advance screening of the new NFL Draft based film, DRAFT DAY.
When asked what their favorite Sports films were, Quinn paused and said, “It’s a toss up… REMEMBER THE TITANS and THE REPLACEMENTS,“ while Saffold said, “easy, HOOSIERS.” Speaking of basketball, both picked the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball team to win, “with no problem.”
The official mascot of the St. Louis Rams, Rampage, as well as cheerleaders Sara, Kathleen, Alyssa, and Autumn walked the red carpet before the screening.
Premium Seating Partners were also invited to attend the evening’s preview of the movie.
In DRAFT DAY, on the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
For the uninitiated, the NFL draft is the three-day event (the film takes place in the first of the three days), where eligible college players are selected by the 32 teams in the League to join their organization. The order of draft is determined by the previous season, and draft positions are in reverse order of how the team finished, for example the last place team chooses first, and on down the line.
Once assigned this position, the team can either draft a player in that position, or trade their position (or future positions) to another team for another draft position, a player or players—or any combination of those elements.
In the case of General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr., his team begins with the seventh draft pick…until Sonny begins his day of maneuvering and counter-moves, and he attains the Number One position going into the draft that evening.
The film stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary and Ellen Burstyn; is directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, from a script by Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman. The film also features Frank Langella, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chadwick Boseman, Rosanna Arquette, W. Earl Brown, Kevin Dunn, Arian Foster, Brad William Henke, Chi McBride, Griffin Newman, Josh Pence, David Ramsey, Patrick St. Esprit, Timothy Simons, Tom Welling, and Wade Williams, .
NFL players now on NFL Network Demario Davis, James Brewer, Ramses Barden, Zoltan Mesko, and Stephen Hill; as well as NFL Network and ESPN on-air talent Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Deion Sanders, Chris Berman, Mel Kiper and Jon Grudenalso appear in the film.
DRAFT DAY will be in theaters everywhere on April 11th.