The draft has gotten increasingly boring now that almost every pick is preceded by footage of the player talking on the phone, and high-fiving people, and being handed a hat. I like SUSPENSE, which directly goes against ESPN’s apparent mandate to create interesting programming. (Like, can’t you show some of the reactions and tears and celebrating AFTER the pick, under some interviews, or when you’re stuck between your analysis of its wisdom and guessing who’ll get called next?) The other outgrowth of what a spectacle the draft is now: The players get styled, which has, sadly, washed some of the pizzazz out of it. Still, let’s take a look at how the nineteen first-round picks in attendance did.

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