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The NFL Draft Explained

On draft night 2019 NFL fans held their breath hoping that their team would draft the players that would help them win a super bowl. Many fans were excited about their picks while on the other hand many fans weren’t too happy about the guys their GM picked.

To most the first pick, Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, was not a surprise as he went to the Arizona Cardinals after they had a rough season, and have been through multiple quarterbacks in the past few seasons and are looking for consistency at the quarterback position.

Another noteworthy storyline in the draft is about Nick Bosa getting drafted second overall in the draft by the 49ers. This made headlines because Nick’s older brother Joey was also drafted in the first round in the 2016 draft. Who knows what the Bosa family is feeding their kids but it must be working, being a first round pick is truly a family affair, and compared them to football families such as the Manning’s and J.J., T.J., and Derek Watt.

Another big story in the draft was number 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones (Duke) who was drafted to the New York Giants. This drew up some controversy because many believe he wasn’t worthy of such a high draft pick, and think they should have picked Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins instead. For me personally I would like to see Daniel do well, and do something similar to what Mitch Trubisky is doing in Chicago.

The first Vikings pick in the draft, (18th overall) Garrett Bradbury, a center from North Carolina is the stud offensive lineman we so desperately needed to protect Kirk. In the next round the Vikes picked Irv Smith Jr., a TE from Alabama. Irv is a solid pick to backup stud Kyle Rudolph as he enters one of his final seasons. Our third round pick was a solid running back (Alexander Mattison) from Boise State, and after watching his highlights I am excited to see what he can do for the Vikings.

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