Number one draft choice Sam Bradford selected by the St. Louis Rams. (photo via New York Times)
Last night Twitter had #NFLdraft as a trending topic as football fans across the country tuned in to see who the teams would select during the first round of the 75th annual NFL Draft. Selected players repeatedly said how special and monumental this day was for them and the football coaches all expressed their hope and enthusiasm for the upcoming football season.
The NFL Draft event continues through the weekend and allows teams in the National Football League to choose new players for their franchises. This event is always an exciting day for the sport of football as the American pastime continues to grow, and while they players and coaches recognize the importance of game innovation, they honor the traditions set forth by strong foundations.
The top ten draft choices for the 2010 Draft were as follows. The number one pick, Sam Bradford, was no real surprise to anyone. What was surprising was seeing three of top four draft choices hail from Oklahoma. In addition, not seeing Tim Tebow go in the first round (went 25th to the Denver Broncos).
1.The Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford from Oklahoma
2.The Lions selected defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh from Nebraska
3.The Buccaneers selected defensive tackle Gerald McCoy from Oklahoma
4.The Redskins selected offensive tackle William Trent from Oklahoma
5.The Chiefs selected secondary safety Eric Berry from Tennessee
6.The Seahawks selected offensive tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State
7.The Browns selected cornerback Joe Haden from Florida
8.The Raiders selected from linebacker Rolando McClain from Alabama
9.The Bills selected running back C.J. Spiller from Clemson
10.The Jaguars selected defensive tackle Tyson Aluali from University of California at Berkeley
See also the 2009 Top NFL Draft Picks