Yup, it’s Draft Week at the NFL, and Twitter’s taking part with hashtag-triggered emojis and its own mock draft. Who’s in the top ten?
The NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night, and everyone who follows American Football will be excited to see which players get drafted. To take part in the excitement, Twitter is bringing its own special hashtag-triggered #NFLDraft emoji, as well as hashtag-triggered emojis for each first-round draft pick. The latter will bring up a team’s logo when a drafted player’s name is mentioned in hashtag form.
So, for example, if quarterback Josh Allen is drafted by the Browns (as Twitter predicts in its mock draft), the hashtag #JoshAllen will bring up a Browns logo. The same will apply for all first-round draft picks.
In the meantime, if the hashtag #NFLDraft is included in a Tweet, the NFL Draft logo emoji will appear as such:
It’s Draft Week!! 🙌 #NFLDraft
— NFL (@NFL) April 23, 2018
Twitter has also done its own mock draft that is based on players who are most mentioned in Tweets discussing teams and the draft. Twitter says that if the given player is mentioned multiple times “alongside numerous teams” its mock draft gives priority to the team with the “highest draft pick.”
Check out the top ten drafts and all the others below.
New York Giants, Saquon Barkley, running back
New York Jets, Baker Mayfield, QB
Browns, Bradley Chubb, defensive end
Denver Broncos, Quenton Nelson, guard
Indianapolis Colts, Tremaine Edmunds, linebacker
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive back
Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith, LB
San Francisco 49ers, Denzel Ward, DB
Oakland Raiders, Maurice Hurst Jr., defensive tackle
Miami Dolphins, Josh Rosen, QB
Buffalo Bills, Sam Darnold, QB
Washington Redskins, Derrius Guice, RB
Green Bay Packers, Derwin James, safety
Arizona Cardinals, Lamar Jackson, QB
Baltimore Ravens, Calvin Ridley, wide receiver
Los Angeles Chargers, Da’Ron Payne, DT
Seattle Seahawks, Vita Vea, DT
Dallas Cowboys, D.J. Moore, WR
Detroit Lions, Harold Landry, DE
Cincinnati Bengals, Mike McGlinchey, tackle
Bills, Christian Kirk, WR
New England Patriots, Mason Rudolph, QB
Carolina Panthers, Justin Reid, S
Tennessee Titans, Josh Sweat, DE
Atlanta Falcons, Taven Bryan, DT
New Orleans Saints, Sam Hubbard, DE
Pittsburgh Steelers, Jaire Alexander, DB
Jacksonville Jaguars, Mike Hughes, DB
Minnesota Vikings, Isaiah Wynn, T
Patriots, Kolton Miller, T
Philadelphia Eagles, Sony Michel, RB
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