"Even if you already know how it all turns out, the plot, as it were, is as suspenseful as many a regular-season game." --Sports Illustrated
"The most comprehensive look at the draft ever." --Sporting News
"Football fans will appreciate Williams' patient explanation of the vagaries of professional football's exhaustive job interview process." --Publisher's Weekly
"THE DRAFT isn't for everyone; it's only for those who prefer to know - who want to know - what goes on, why their sports world so often smells the way it does. Pete Williams, as he has done throughout his career, applies good, old-time journalism to provide a modern and important eye-opener." --Phil Mushnick, New York Post
"This is the best insider account ever written about the NFL Draft and the football counterpart to Michael Lewis' MONEYBALL. Pete Williams takes us into the NFL war rooms, to the homes of the NFL hopefuls, and behind the scenes of the sports agent feeding frenzy. If you're a football fan and want a fascinating and engaging inside look at the sport, you can't do much better than THE DRAFT." --Peter Golenbock, New York Times bestselling author of COWBOYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY HEROES and THE BRONX ZOO
"Pete Williams has pulled off what everyone promises and few produce: a true behind-the-scenes look at the NFL draft. "The Draft" not only explains the constant pressure that players, agents and talent evaluators face, but also why the busts went so high and the sleepers so low."
--Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox & Friends and author of The Games Do Count