The NFL Draft took place last weekend and it was some of the wildest action you could watch. On May 8, millions of people from around the country were glued to their TV sets. In a draft that some said was the deepest ever, many big names were on the board for all the 32 teams to choose from. While there was some controversy about who may go number one, the general thought was that the Houston Texans would take Jadeveon Clowney with the number one overall pick and they didn’t disappoint. After Clowney’s name was called it turned into a free-for-all and soon big names started flying off the board. Another notable first round pick came at number three, when the Jacksonville Jaguars took Blake Bortles to fix their woeful position at quarterback. The Buffalo Bills traded up with Cleveland to get superstar of the future Sammy Watkins. This gave Cleveland the number nine pick but they traded up one spot to eight with Minnesota to get what will be an instant starter at cornerback in Justin Gilbert. All the while it was expected that Johnny Manziel would be the first pick for the Browns but he was left sitting in the green room waiting. Team after team made their pick and Manziel kept falling. Finally with the 22nd pick, Cleveland traded up again to nab their man Johnny Manziel. The first round ended with another trade up for the 32nd overall pick, this time it was Minnesota. With their pick they grabbed Teddy Bridgewater who will be expected to win the starting job come fall.
When it comes to Syracuse players, there were only a few taken. Among those taken was linebacker Marquis Spruill, who went to the Atlanta Falcons as the 28th pick of the fifth round.
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