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NFL Draft: 12 questions to test your expertise

The National Football League logo is seen on the field during the Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers football game in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, February 6, in Arlington, Texas. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Icon SMI/Newscom)

The three-day 2011 National Football League draft kicks off in New York Thursday with the first round in prime time. Gauge your grasp of draft history with this quiz.

- Ross Atkin

1. Who is credited with being the driving force behind the creation of the NFL Draft in 1936?

Bert Bell, who was commissioner of the NFL from 1946 to 1959, is credited with spearheading creation of the first draft in 1936. As the owner of the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, Bell could see the competitive value of having teams draft in reverse order of their finish, with the worst picking first.

Bert Bell, who was commissioner of the NFL from 1946 to 1959, is credited with spearheading creation of the first draft in 1936. As the owner of the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, Bell could see the competitive value of having teams draft in reverse order of their finish, with the worst picking first.

Bert Bell, who was commissioner of the NFL from 1946 to 1959, is credited with spearheading creation of the first draft in 1936. As the owner of the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, Bell could see the competitive value of having teams draft in reverse order of their finish, with the worst picking first.

Bert Bell, who was commissioner of the NFL from 1946 to 1959, is credited with spearheading creation of the first draft in 1936. As the owner of the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, Bell could see the competitive value of having teams draft in reverse order of their finish, with the worst picking first.

Bert Bell, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles

 

George Halas, owner and coach of the Chicago Bears

 

Paul Brown, innovative coach of the Cleveland Browns

 

Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the NFL

 
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