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NFL Not Scrimping As Draft Begins

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NFL Not Scrimping As Draft Begins

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NFL Not Scrimping As Draft Begins

NFL Not Scrimping As Draft Begins

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A bright spot in the economy: Several score of young men will become millionaires this weekend — in the National Football League draft.

First-round picks will almost certainly receive seven- and eight-figure contracts. But will hard economic times make owners pare down their payrolls by offering smaller salaries?

Will cows ever fly?

Host Scott Simon talks to sports super-agent Leigh Steinberg about the economic state of the National Football League in advance of the NFL draft, which begins Saturday in New York.