We still have no idea who’s going where in the 2018 NFL draft, but at least we know what songs will be playing when the top players do make their way to the podium to embrace Roger Goodell.
Twenty-two players accepted the NFL’s invitation to the Dallas-based draft, and each one has selected a tune to accompany their embrace of family and walk from the green room to the podium. NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus compiled the list, and we provide it here for your consideration:
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville: “How Bout Now”, Drake
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, Bon Jovi
Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: “No Promises”, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
Taven Bryan, DT, Florida: “Hail To The King”, Avenged Sevenfold
Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State: “200”, Future feat. Young Thug
Sam Darnold, QB, USC: “Enter Sandman”, Metallica
Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio: “Till The End”, Logic
Tremaine Edmunds, ILB, Virginia Tech “Freestyle”, Lil Baby
Rashaan Evans, OLB, Alabama: “Finally Rich”, Chief Keef
Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama: “I’m Good”, Trip Lee
Shaq Griffin, OLB, UCF: “Do Not Disturb”, Drake
Derrius Guice, RB, LSU: “God’s Plan”, Drake
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa: “Hypnotize”, The Notorious B.I.G.
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: “No Basic”, Future
Derwin James, S, Florida State: “Maybach Curtains”, Meek Mill feat. Nas, John Legend, Rick Ross
Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: “Glow”, Drake feat. Kanye West
Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: “On Top”, Flume feat. T-Shirt
Roquan Smith, OLB, Georgia: “God’s Plan”, Drake
Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State: “I Know How It Feel”, Ace Hood feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Vita Vea, DT, Washington: “Ain’t Goin Home”, Kamaiyah
Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: “Congratulations”, Post Malone feat. Quavo
Connor Williams, OL, Texas: “Devil Off My Back”, Flatland Calvary
Here’s a handy Spotify playlist, if you’d like to give all the tunes a listen yourself.
At first glance, the big winner is Drake, with five selections (Derrius Guice and Roquan Smith chose the same tune, “God’s Plan”). Future comes in second with two, and everyone else sits at one. There’s one country tune, a couple rock classics, and plenty of hip-hop, almost all of it likely to scare folks who haven’t listened to new music since 1994. Enjoy the draft, everybody!
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