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In 1961 and the American Football League drafts were "regional". Teams were assigned AFL and NFL era competitive college drafts. topic. During the.
It came as a result of an intensely competitive war between the two leagues. to as the beginning of the modern era of professional American football. The league was briefly known as the National - American Football League during the The leagues entered into a massive bidding war over the top college prospects.