Definition of draft pick in English:

draft pick


  • 1North American The right of a sports team to select a player during the annual selection process.

    ‘NFL teams don't spend high draft picks on special teams players.’
    • ‘One of the items the owners gave up in these negotiations was the compensatory draft picks teams currently receive when they lose a free agent.’
    • ‘You offer him arbitration at the end of the season and you collect draft picks when another team signs him.’
    • ‘NFL teams don't spend draft picks on someone who might make it.’
    • ‘Further hurting the cause is last season's fiasco, which cost the team four first-round draft picks over five years.’
    • ‘The team has two first-round draft picks, so look for a pass rusher to be targeted.’
    • ‘The team used its top draft pick, a second-rounder, on the small but powerful player.’
    • ‘His lingering back injury might force the team to spend a draft pick on a fullback.’
    • ‘The team will use a high draft pick to select a young quarterback to bring along.’
    • ‘The team has no first-round draft pick.’
    • ‘They spent most of their draft picks acquiring players who can cover the defensive zone.’
    • ‘This will be an extremely important off season in terms of personnel for the team, which will have all its draft picks and perhaps some free-agent money to spend.’
    • ‘The Cowboys spent three of their five draft picks on cornerbacks, but they still had to sign Sparks.’
    • ‘It has gotten to the point where using a draft pick on a quarterback is as wasteful as using a $20 bill to light a cigar.’
    • ‘The general manager unsmilingly replied: ‘The draft pick is more important.’’
    • ‘They got a draft pick and through that got one of the greatest players ever in the game.’
    • ‘Sherman has indicated he might use his first draft pick on a quarterback, if the right guy is there.’
    • ‘They were lucky enough to get to use their very first draft pick on a franchise quarterback.’
    • ‘Some great players were picked up by the club with low draft picks.’
    • ‘The team could decide to take a quarterback with one of its top draft picks.’
    1. 1.1A player selected during the draft.
      ‘Of the team's 13 draft picks, five were defensive linemen, including four of the first six selections.’
      • ‘He was the last of the team's seven draft picks to sign.’
      • ‘The team's top two draft picks looked good in minicamp.’
      • ‘I've always been a big proponent of playing top draft picks early, including quarterbacks.’
      • ‘Oklahoma could have two top 10 draft picks at cornerback.’
      • ‘Losing two players for two draft picks really doesn't seem like a wise move.’
      • ‘He is the third first-season player in the squad having been the fifth draft pick overall in 2003.’
      • ‘Can an existing player be truly valued against a draft pick?’
      • ‘We're in the middle of that process at the end of the season as people look at trading old players to pick up draft picks.’
      • ‘The corner locker belongs to a second-round draft pick.’
      • ‘They are set to acquire the best cornerback in the NFL as well as a second-round draft pick.’
      • ‘The recruiting has been first class: the draft picks look good and some old players look ready to deliver.’
      • ‘I hope the draft picks work out for them because this trade just forced him into early retirement.’
      • ‘In 1985, he became the first African American to represent a No.1 draft pick for the NBA.’
      • ‘It marks the fifth straight year a quarterback has been the top draft pick.’
      • ‘A surprising number of people believed we were second-round draft picks.’
      • ‘Why should players feel loyalty towards clubs that will happily exchange them for draft picks or youth?’
      • ‘He became one of China's biggest sports heroes after joining the NBA in 2002 as the No.1 draft pick.’
      • ‘He was the first draft pick in franchise history, and was chosen fourth overall in 2000.’
      • ‘They wanted to raise the minimum compensation for any draft pick from $150,000 to $300,000.’


draft pick

/draft pik/ /dræft pɪk/