Draft Day is a sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. It was released on April 11, 2014. The premise revolves around the general manager of the Cleveland Browns (Costner) deciding what to do when his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
On the day of the fictionalized 2014 NFL Draft, the consensus number one pick (as stated by real-life analyst Jon Gruden) is a University of Wisconsin quarterback, Bo Callahan (Josh Pence), the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Cleveland Browns General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner), whose father coached the Browns and was fired by his son and passed away a week before the draft, are holding the seventh overall pick. He is given the opportunity to trade for the first overall draft pick, held by a fictionalized version of the Seattle Seahawks (with General Manager Tom Michaels (Patrick St. Esprit) and his boss and owner Walt (Chi McBride)). Weaver is also recently aware of the pregnancy of his girlfriend Ali Parker (Jennifer Garner) with his child. Parker also works for the Browns as a lawyer concerned with ensuring the integrity of the Browns' salary cap, and their relationship is intended to be secret from the rest of the Browns staff.