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What makes the NFL Draft a TV event?

What makes the NFL Draft a TV event?

After three days and 253 picks, the 2017 NFL Draft is finally over. "When they called and said they got me, I just said 'I appreciate it'". This was less dramatic because they didn't get a surplus of picks for it, but the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up one spot with the Seattle Seahawks at the top of the round. Come September, few teams will have found more immediate contributors using their draft picks than the Patriots. I think it's displaying what Philadelphia has. What is bad is that teams didn't take those players until the middle of the first round. Most of the household names are off the board and the picks don't take 10 minutes with highly targeted commercials peppered in for good measure.

Here are five teams in particular that did an outstanding job across all rounds finding players who could be capable of coming in, starting immediately, and making their team better from the very first day of camp. They drafted Myles Garrett (No. 1 overall), Jabrill Peppers (No. 25 overall), David Njoku (No. 29 overall), DeShone Kizer (No. 52 overall), Larry Ogunjobi (No. 65 overall), Howard Wilson (No. 126 overall), Roderick Johnson (No. 160 overall), Caleb Brantley (No. 185 overall), and Zane Gonzalez (No. 224 overall).

Fans may also view Day 3 pick announcements on NFL Draft live platforms - such as NFL.com, the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), NFL Now, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Yahoo!

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Trades were fired off right and left from there, and the round included the rest of the big-name quarterbacks, a run on running backs and tight ends, and some ridiculously elite defensive back talent going to very lucky teams.

Washington's best pick in terms of value and need, however, may be grabbing Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine in the fourth round. On the other hand, none of the 26 Michigan Wolverines drafted since Jake Long went No. 1 overall in 2008 have graced a Pro Bowl, yet Michigan led all schools with 11 players selected in this draft. It was rumored that both the Pats and Bengals wanted at least a first round pick in order to facilitate a trade. On top of teams drafting 12 SEC players, seven of the conference's teams saw former players drafted.

We're still over a month away from the June draft for Major League Baseball where the San Francisco Giants have the 19th pick in the first round.


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