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Sports film of the week: Elway to Marino

Breaking down the most influential NFL Draft of all-time.

Title: Elway to Marino

Released: 2013

Director: Ken Rodgers and NFL Films

Tagline: Breaking down the most influential NFL Draft of all-time.

Plot: In the spring of 1983, the NFL may have been at its weakest point. The previous season had been marred by a players strike, the upstart USFL was poaching star players and Al Davis was successfully suing the league. But the momentum began to change on April 26, 1983 — the day of the NFL Draft — when a new generation of superstars was poised to enter the league.

What the critics said: “[It's] at its best when it explores the myriad of alternate histories that could have played out if even one team had made a different choice” (The AV Club)

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