Explores the landmark 1983 NFL draft through the eyes of the players, head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents who participated including Marvin Demoff, who represented both John Elway and Dan Marino.
George Orwell's novel looms over the proceedings and the NFL engages in a war with the upstart USFL. Maryland's Boomer Esiason slips precipitously in the draft and BYU's Steve Young receives an offer he can't refuse.
Bill Walsh trades up with the New England Patriots and lands wide receiver Jerry Rice, but former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche reveals Walsh's frantic efforts to instead trade for the top-billed receiver in the draft, Eddie Brown.
Against the backdrop of highly touted quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Heath Shuler jockeying for position, a verbal spat between draftnik Mel Kiper, Jr. and Bill Tobin of the Indianapolis Colts turns the Draft into must see television.
Despite wowing at the NFL scouting combine, workout warrior Mike Mamula struggles on the field. Highly-touted running back Kijana Carter has a disappointing career, while draft afterthoughts Terrell Davis and Curtis Martin become stars.