Is the NFL draft selection card nearing its end?

Updated: May 1, 2011, 6:39 AM ET
By Dave Wilson

NEW YORK -- NFL draft fans know the drill: the draft card is handed in, then NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes it to the podium and reads the pick.

But what's on the card? And are its days numbered?

Cards used to be more generic, with the player's name written on it. But handwriting differences (and pronunciation issues) led to a better system.

Now, cards are made for each player, then the pick and round are filled in.

If the player ...

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