Future, 2Pac and Lil Uzi Vert Played as NFL Draft Walk-Up Music
On Thursday night (April 28), 31 collegiate football players walked across the stage in Chicago's Auditorium Theatre as NFL teams selected them in the first round of the league's professional draft. While those watching at home will hear analysis, interviews and reporting before and after picks are made, the players are allowed to select their own walk-up music once commissioner Roger Goodell calls their name, and many decided to soundtrack the moment with hip-hop.
From the very first pick, rap was the go-to choice, as Jared Goff, who played college ball at California and was drafted by the L.A. Rams, selected Tupac and Dr. Dre's "California Love" as his walk-up music. Below is a list of players who walked up to rap songs, sorted by the order in which they were selected, with their positions and new teams included in parenthesis. Further down is a shorter list of players who have yet to be selected, but nonetheless have chosen a hip-hop song and were included on the NFL's list of musical assignments.
1. Jared Goff (QB, Los Angeles Rams) - "California Love," 2Pac
4. Ezekiel Elliott (RB, Dallas Cowboys)- "Hiroller," Lil Uzi Vert
5. Jalen Ramsey (CB, Jacksonville Jaguars) - "Ultralight Beam," Kanye West
6. Ronnie Stanley (OT, Baltimore Ravens) - "Wicked," Future
10. Eli Apple (CB, New York Giants) - "Magnificent," Rick Ross
11. Vernon Hargreaves (CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - "Last Breath," Future
13. Laremy Tunsil (OT, Miami Dolphins) - "Thankful," Kodak Black
15. Corey Coleman (WR, Cleveland Browns) - "Walk Thru," Rich Homie Quan
17. Keanu Neal (S, Atlanta Falcons) - "Forever," Drake
19. Shaq Lawson (DE, Buffalo Bills) - "Dead Presidents," Bank Roll Fresh
22. Josh Doctson (WR, Washington Redskins) - "Love Yourz," J. Cole
20. Darron Lee (OLB, New York Jets) - "Public Service Announcement," Jay-Z
23. Laquon Treadwell (WR, Minnesota Vikings) - "Dream," Young Thug
30. Vernon Butler (DT, Carolina Panthers) - "Really Really," Kevin Gates
Reggie Ragland - "Mo Money Mo Problems," Notorious B.I.G.
Jarran Reed - "Grind State," Young Jeezy
A'Shawn Robinson - "Put On," Young Jeezy
Kevin Dodd - "Chasin," Pee Wee Longway ft. TK n Cash
Myles Jack - "Lemonade," Gucci Mane
Chris Jones - "Summer Sixteen," Drake
Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft will take place today (Friday, April 29) at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN 2.
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