Consequences Of The Nfl Draft

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Five Biggest Surprises From The First Round Of The NFL Draft The first round of the NFL draft didn’t disappoint in terms of excitement and surprise. An abundance of trades and head scratching picks, emotional interviews, and a “scandal” involving arguably the best player in the draft; the first round was much more than just a player-draft. Below are the five biggest surprises: 1. The San Diego Chargers selection of Joey Bosa with the third overall pick The first big surprise came early on in the draft with the Chargers selection of Bosa. The Chargers passed on three premiere offensive tackles in favor of not the best defensive player in Jalen Ramsey, but rather Bosa, who although has tremendous amount of upside, also has a huge bust potential. Given the Chargers glaring need on the offensive line, it was shocking that they passed on an offensive tackle and even more surprising that they player they decided to select…show more content…
Apple was projected to be drafted anywhere from 15-31 and was expected to be the third cornerback taken behind Jalen Ramsey and Vernon Hargraves. But, much to the surprise of many, Apple was taken ahead of Hargraves. This lead to the Buccaneers drafting Hargraves, who they thought they lost when they traded down from ninth to eleventh. 3. The Oakland Raiders selection of Karl Joseph with the 14th overall pick Perhaps the most shocking pick of the first round was the Raiders selection of Karl Joseph, who wasn’t expected to be selected in the first round, never mind the top half of the first round. He’s coming off a of knee injury which prevented him from participating in the NFL scouting combine. The Raiders have a history of falling love with “combine warriors”, which makes this pick even more surprising. This was a very un-Raider like pick. 4. Will Fuller being the first receiver off of the
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