The UFL, having seen its whole "Hey we're playing football even though the NFL isn't!" angle begin to evaporate, has settled on a more adventurous marketing initiative, electing to hold its 2011 player draft via Twitter. Former Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville, now of the Hartford Colonials, has the first overall pick and is rarin' to go.
Who exactly can be picked in a UFL draft? Well, this year, it's more interesting than ever. I'm assuming that, of course. Maybe one year it was super interesting for some other reason.
But this time, the NFL's undrafted free agents are totally fair game for the smaller league. Since NFL teams can't go after UDFA prospects, the UFL essentially has first dibs. Of course, any player that also gets an invite to a NFL camp once the lockout ends will likely ditch their United Football League team, but it's still great publicity, and -- who knows? -- they might be able to keep a few players that NFL clubs were also after.
Mainly just pumped to see what coach Glanville comes up with for pick No. 1. While it may be Mark Herzlich, because ... OK seriously, it will absolutely be Mark Herzlich, because Glanville loves defense, tough guys with personalities and adversity. We'll just need to make sure Herzlich also has either weird musical taste, a burning hatred for California or appreciation of NASCAR, but I don't see any way around that pick.