In case you missed it, The New York Times launched its fancy new video platform, Times Video, last week. It’s an easy-to-navigate archive of newsy bits, documentaries and original series covering topics both popular and obscure. We’ll be publishing more videos throughout the week right here on The Awl so keep an eye out! Or even better, check them out for yourself.
The video above is a part of Times Video’s “Retro Report,” a documentary-style series which looks back at the major stories that shaped the world using fresh interviews, analysis and compelling archival footage. In this tragic episode, The New York Times looks back at the 1998 N.F.L. draft, which produced one of the greatest busts in history and what we’ve learned about the science of evaluating human talent—on and off the field.
So, what are you waiting for? Go check it out.