The following is an archived discussion of a featured list nomination. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the article's talk page. No further edits should be made to this page. The closing editor's comments were: 14 days, 7 support, 1 oppose. Promote.
Initial thoughts: The information available on the 2007 NFL Draft page is very comprehensive and I believe that all the effort made by various people needs to be recognized by this page being recognized as FLC. I hope their efforts are recognized by this wikipage making it to the Featured List. Support as nominator (Personally, i made just one major edit). Kalyan 16:50, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Support, looks to me to be as well done as the 2006 draft. --Phoenix 19:47, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Support, simply because I contributed somewhat to it and would like to see something I worked on get recognized. -- FPAtl(holla, holla, holla) 22:17, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Support - But I noticed that the 2006 draft has a "Miscellany", "Notes", "See also", and "External links" headers, which this page currently does not. As some notes look to be in the "references" section, it will be a good idea to create a seperate header for the notes. VegaDark (talk) 20:03, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
In this article, all info related to notes, miscellany have been merged. i think we can leave it that way. I added "External links" section. in 2006, there was a list of draft eligible people maintained. however it does not exists for 2007 and hence i have not added the "see also" section. Kalyan 12:13, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
Oppose. This nomination is premature, as there are still some inconsistencies in the "Notes" section, especially where we indicate what traded selections were used to select (<team> traded their <number>-round selection [<number>st overall, used to select <player>) to <team> in exchange for ...]. Furthermore, we haven't yet integrated nor linked List of 2007 NFL Combine invitees to this article, or yet decided what we are going to use the information for. Also, this article is meticulously referenced except for "Notable undrafted players," which doesn't give rhyme or reason why any are listed or not listed. References haven't been recently accessed and may be out-of-date and in need of an update.
A featured article (or list) is supposed to be "our very best work and features professional standards of writing and presentation." While I agree with the latter portion of this quote, I feel that the former portion has not been satisfied. I know that many people will probably say just fix it, but I have exams this week so I won't be able to improve the article until next weekend. As soon as the items I mentioned have been fixed, I will be more than happy to co-nominate this article for featured list status, being one of the main contributors to this article, especially in the areas of citing sources and trying to exemplify Wikipedia's best work. I hope my call for action will be answered by others who have worked on this article. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 20:44, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
Response to Ian - (1) I went thru the entire list and ensured <team> traded their <number>-round selection [<number>st overall, used to select <player>) to <team> in exchange for ... is filled for all notes. My source of info is NFL.com 2007 Trades.
(2) I checked all references in the notes (1-55) and they work fine.
(3)With respect to Notable undrafted players, i have made a mod to the section to reference the players invited to the combine but went un-drafted. I guess, players who didn't receive invites to the combine and missed being drafted need not feature under 'Notable' section. I have already synced the data for QB and RB. The rest of the cats remain. In case you need any more data to change a vote, please let me know. Kalyan 20:02, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Oppose Shouldn't have the "Notable undrafted players" section. Too debatable.-- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bole2 (talk • contribs)
Check 2006 NFL Draft. The article is a FL article and has the section "Notable undrafted players". Let me know what you want to do about it. Kalyan 18:28, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
For that specific section, I would recommend finding an article from a reliable source with a title like "Draft Surprises," where they would list those undrafted players which came as a surprise (personally, I think Jared Zabransky was a notable player not drafted, given that he will be on the cover of NCAA Football 08 and that he essentially led his team to victory in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl). I'm sure some article says this, and a source could be listed. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 01:55, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
In any event, I don't think one should oppose on such grounds; if it's that much of a problem it can be removed. --Phoenix 03:37, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
It can be, but it has not as of yet or even addressed/fixed in the article. Until then, this user may oppose for such a reason. The candidacy may fail if "objections are not resolved." If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 13:41, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
In this list, the section in question is quite large so I'm apprehensive about removing it until the nomination here is complete. It's such a grey area this, and several lists have failed for sections that include questionable content. -- Phoenix2 05:09, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
I would like some resolution on the "undrafted players" section. Previous drafts like 2006 NFL Draft have the information and have been nominated and accepted for FL candidature. Hence, using the same path - i think we can make a decision to keep the section. If required, we can term the section "Undrafted players" and can add a sentence that states that the list is partial. pls let me know. Kalyan 18:03, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Personally, I don't like the idea of "notable undrafted players" section -- this may be better added later in this season. But, I really don't think that the section is a good idea. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 18:09, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Response to Ian':Hi, i have commented out the "Noted undrafted players" section with an explanation that it will be bought back in Aug/Sep once we know which of these players make the final roster for their teams. Please ensure that you take this input for making a decision on the FLC of this article. Kalyan 07:25, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Comment In the "Notable undrafted players" section for Jerry Ball, it says "broke Jerry Rice's D1-AA touchdown record" so shoulnd't there be a reference for that.Gman124 21:14, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
OpposeSupport I think this is too early and it still has debatable content. I personally don't understand the purpose for the generic positions of offensive lineman, defensive lineman, and kick returner, when on NFL.com it lists specific positions for those players and the Wikipedia entries for those players list specific positions. Also the "Notable Undrafted Players" section needs to be settled.Professor Davies 19:06, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Response: Hi., i have removed the disamb and moved them to the groups suggested in NFL.com. With respect to notable undrafted players, we can defer the decision based on the collection decision. can you please revisit your ranking? Kalyan 20:18, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Is the "Notable Undrafted Players" section in any order, if not then alphabetize it. I also suggest that you put in a category about first round controversies with many sources talking about things that surprised every one for example, you can talk about how Brady Quinn dropped so far, the Packers drafted a defensive player, and how Greg Olsen was passed by Carolina, Green Bay, and other teams that needed tight ends. After that and possible editing of the lead paragraph (according to WP:Lead), I think it is worthy of being a featured article. Professor Davies 20:51, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Response: I shall add a statement about Brady Quinn in the lead para and try and link it to a couple of articles. However, for the rest that you put forward: Greg Olsen passed by Carolina and GBP picking defense, these were predictions of some analysts and might not be termed as 'surprises'. With regard to lead para, please refer to 2006 NFL Draft. I think a short lead is justified that this is a LIST of all players selected and can be kept to within a para. Kalyan 09:49, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
As indicated, i added a para on Brady Quinn in the lead section. Please revise your rating of the article FLC based on this information. Kalyan 08:04, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
I have changed my vote to a support, I had seen the 2006 NFL Draft and had thought that was a little weak for a featured list but now I believe this is even better than that list so I think this is definitely worthy of being a featured list. Professor Davies 19:06, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Support. Is there a need for the redlinked notable undrafted players? I highly doubt it... but otherwise it's good.--Wizardman 15:28, 18 May 2007 (UTC)