The 2017 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 27, and the city of Philadelphia says they expect a whopping 200,000 fans to come through to enjoy the NFL Experience along the Parkway.
With dozens of street closings around the Museum of Art, parking will surely be a nightmare. That's why they're encouraging fans coming into town to park all the way over in South Philly at the sports complex and take SEPTA down the Broad Street Line and exit at City Hall.
The good news for fans is the parking in South Philly will be free.
From the Draft in Philly website:
Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and continuing through Saturday, April 29. In addition, fans exploring the annual Penn Relays event at Franklin Field in West Philadelphia are also invited to park for free and ride SEPTA as a convenient transportation option.
So the parking is free but you've got to buck up roughly $2.25 per person to hop on the Broad Street Line. I'd suggest you bring cash as well but you can also attempt to get a SEPTA Key card now because it's 2017.
He calls himself "The Process."
He is a main piece of The Process.
And now there's a Lego version of The Process' poster child.
Yes -- thanks to Redditor user dweg1999 -- we have a picture of what Joel Embiid would look like if, yes, he was built of Legos.
After sitting out his first two years in the NBA because of injuries, Embiid burst onto the scene and became an instant star for the Sixers. A piece they can build around both on the court and off it. He's charismatic who knows how to use social media.
Embiid is a special blend of greatness on the court and marketable off it. If he can stay healthy -- his season was cut short because of another one and he will be limited again in 2017-18 -- the Sixers have their guy to build around. Add in a Ben Simmons, a more experienced Dario Saric, potentially two more lottery picks -- at least one more -- and next season will be a whole lot of fun.
But for now, as we wait for the May 16 draft lottery, we are stuck checking out Lego versions of Joel Embiid. If only we were that good with Legos ourselves.
The Wonderlic scores for two running backs who have been linked to the Eagles have surfaced.
Per Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Christian McCaffrey scored a 21 out of 50, and Dalvin Cook scored an 11.
The top score in McGinn’s report was held by Tennessee's Alvin Kamara, who notched a 24. Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon scored a 12 and LSU’s Leonard Fournette shared a score of 11 with Cook.
The average score for a running back, according to renowned football writer Paul Zimmerman, is 16.
The Wonderlic test, a 50-question multiple choice test that measures cognitive ability and problem solving, is given to NFL prospects every year at the combine. Of course, the score doesn't measure how successful a player is on the field. Per Jeff Reynolds of CBS Sports, Jets' QB Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 48, which is higher than Tom Brady (33), Aaron Rodgers (35) and Hall of Famer Dan Marino (15).
Per Sports Illustrated, Pro Bowler Frank Gore and Adrian Pederson had scores of six and 16, respectively.
Test scores aside, you’ll have to tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. to see if the Eagles will even draft a running back at 14 overall. Or head down to Philadelphia and see it in person (parking is free).