Journey to the NFL

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

The Highlight

History of the NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

The Rules of the NFL Draft

The NFL has specific rules for its draft process.

Getting Into the Game

Building the next generation of great football players, and the next generation of great leaders.

Evolution of the NFL Player

NFL players have evolved to be the best of the best, a specialized elite, continuing to elevate the game.

Evolution of the NFL Player

Today’s NFL athletes are bigger, faster and more specialized than they were in the league’s earliest days. See how professional football players have evolved from “everyman” to “superman.”

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Development Pipeline

NFL programs foster an ongoing interest in football, instilling respect for the fundamental values of teamwork, commitment and leadership. See how the league develops the next generation of great players — and great people.

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Getting Into The Game

The league’s football development team works to identify and develop the next generation of NFL stars. See how the league prepares kids for the game by teaching them the fundamentals of football and giving them opportunities to showcase their talents.

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The NFL Draft

The NFL Draft has come a long way from its much humbler beginnings in the league’s early days.

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Player Engagement

The NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

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