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The 1st Round of the NFL Draft

May 9, 2014 | Audience Intelligence

The first round of the NFL Draft was held on May 8th and like every major event, a Twitter conversation was a key part of the night.

The NFL not only promoted the hashtag #NFLDraft but for every pick included a hashtag on screen, like #JAXPick for the 3rd overall pick of Blake Borties (QB, UCF)

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Fourth overall pick, Sammy Watkins (WR, Clemson) took over the NFL Instagram for live draft coverage, which included a selfie on stage with commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Johnny Manziel was the trend of the night as everyone watched the Cleveland Browns select Manziel with the 22nd overall pick.

Jokes about Johnny football flooded Twitter; an account dedicated to his draft pick, @JohnnPickedYet, was created

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Hashtags at his expense trended

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Even the NFL account threw a dig

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Keep up with the draft through the weekend with #NFLDraft and with social media in sports with #smsports

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