The 2014 film Draft Day tells the story of Cleveland General Manager Sonny Weaver who has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick.

Sonny must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

The film stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Tom Welling, and Chadwick Boseman.

With the 2021 NFL draft finally here, this movie is a perfect watch to get into the spirit. Speaking about the film back in 2014, and the NFL’s impact on it, director Ivan Reitman told SportingNews:

“I’m a football fan, so I was quite aware of the importance of the draft and what a big television program it is. The NFL has managed to create an event around those three days. It’s quite remarkable. It’s such a fascinating thing every year for both the rookies and teams involved. It was important that we got it really accurate and got NFL participation.”

Is Draft Day on Netflix or Hulu?

Unfortunately, Draft Day is not currently on Netflix or Hulu.

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The Draft Day cast is as follows:

  • Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr
  • Jennifer Garner as Ali Parker
  • Denis Leary as Vince Penn
  • Frank Langella as Anthony Molina
  • Tom Welling as Brian Drew
  • Ellen Burstyn as Barb Weaver
  • Sam Elliott as Coach Moore
  • Chadwick Boseman as Vontae Mack
  • Rosanna Arquette as Angie
  • Brad William Henke as Tony ‘Bagel’ Bagli
  • Russ Brandon as himself
  • Terry Crews as Earl Jennings
  • Arian Foster as Ray Jennings
  • Griffin Newman as Rick the Intern
  • Patrick St. Esprit as Tom Michaels

Kevin Costner, who plays Sonny Weaver Jr. the Cleveland General Manager, told Collider:

“Even this little movie (Draft Day) didn’t have a lot of homes.  Lionsgate was the one that saw the potential and protected it.  ‘Oh, I don’t know.  It’s just about one day in the draft?’  But it’s not.  It’s really about the human element.  It’s about boy and girl.”

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Where to watch Draft Day

Luckily, there are several places where you can stream Draft Day.

You can watch Draft Day on YouTube from £2.49.

You can rent Draft Day on Amazon Prime for $3.99

Additionally, you can watch Draft Day on Google Play for £2.49.

On Rotten Tomatoes, Draft Day has an Audience Score of 65% and the critics review reads:

“It’s perfectly pleasant for sports buffs and Costner fans, but overall, Draft Day lives down to its title by relying too heavily on the sort of by-the-numbers storytelling that only a statistician could.”

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