The Cincinnati Bengals made NFL draft historical past Thursday evening once they chosen former LSU vast receiver Ja’Marr Chase with the fifth general decide. Mixed with final yr’s general No. 1 decide with former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals turned the primary workforce to ever draft a quarterback-receiver combo from the identical faculty who had been each high 10 picks for a similar NFL workforce.
With the sixth general decide, the Miami Dolphins did the identical. The Dolphins chosen former Alabama vast receiver Jaylen Waddle, who’ll be a part of former Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was drafted fifth general within the 2020 draft.
The rivalry between Alabama and LSU apparently does not simply finish with SEC West video games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars chosen Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 general decide on Thursday evening. Lawrence will play for brand spanking new Jaguars coach City Meyer, an offensive guru who gained three nationwide championships on the faculty degree.
Quarterbacks had been chosen for every of the primary three drafts, with BYU’s Zach Wilson going second to the New York Jets and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance going third to the San Francisco 49ers. Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Ohio State’s Justin Fields are additionally anticipated to go within the first spherical.
The primary non-quarterback chosen was Florida tight finish Kyle Pitts, who went fourth general to the Atlanta Falcons. Pitts turned the highest-drafted tight finish within the frequent period of the NFL Draft.
“I have been ready for that decision my entire life,” Pitts mentioned Thursday evening. “I see my cellphone ring and it is simply—felt my coronary heart drop. It is the 1st step into the correct course, so I am unable to wait to get to Atlanta and begin a brand new journey.”
The beforehand high tight ends had been Mike Ditka (Chicago, 1961) and Riley Odoms (Denver, 1972), who had been each chosen fifth general of their respective drafts.
Chase then went to Cincinnati and Waddle to Miami. DeVonta Smith, who was final yr’s Heisman Trophy winner, was nonetheless on the board with the 8, 9 and 10 picks arising.
An offensive participant was chosen for every of the highest seven picks, with Oregon offensive sort out Penei Sewell going seventh general to the Detroit Lions.
The Carolina Panthers broke that streak once they chosen South Carolina defensive again Jaycee Horn eighth general.
The Denver Broncos chosen Alabama defensive again Patrick Surtain II with the ninth decide. The Dallas Cowboys its tenth decide with the Philadelphia Eagles, who chosen former Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith, who was the Heisman Trophy winner final season. Smith will be a part of former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, however Hurts was not a high 10 decide.
The Cowboys acquired a third-round decide from the Eagles along with the twelfth decide on Thursday evening.