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Podcast: The NFL Draft, Mayweather’s Past And How Many NFL Players Go Broke
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Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (for April 28, 2015), we look at the upcoming NFL draft and whether there is anything to all the measuring and testing that goes into evaluating prospects; Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, the future of boxing, and Mayweather’s violent past; and ESPN’s Pablo Torre visits the studio to discuss a new study on how many NFL athletes go bankrupt. And our significant digit this week is -14.7 — how many points the Toronto Raptors underperformed by this offseason.

Plus: An update on the first Hot Takedown crowdsourcing project, which asks you to submit your ideas to help stop tanking in the NBA.

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Chadwick Matlin is a deputy editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior sportswriter for FiveThirtyEight.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Pablo S. Torre is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He regularly appears on shows such as Around the Horn, The Sports Reporters, Olbermann and Highly Questionable.

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