Touching moments of the NFL Draft

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For NFL prospects, the draft is one of the most important days of their careers. With one announcement, their future is mapped out for them. Many of these kids come from low-income areas and this day means having the financial freedom to take care of their families. Others are just so overwhelmed with passion that emotions take over. Whatever their reasons are, this day is huge for them. Catch the touching and emotional moments from this year’s NFL Draft.

Jadeveon Clowney, from South Carolina, reacts with his mother Josenna Clowney after being selected first overall by the Houston Texans in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Jadeveon Clowney, from South Carolina, reacts with his mother Josenna Clowney after being selected first overall by the Houston Texans in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Teddy Bridgewater, from Louisville, embraces his mother Rose Murphy after being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Teddy Bridgewater, from Louisville, embraces his mother Rose Murphy after being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Teddy Bridgewater, from Louisville, embraces his mother Rose Murphy after being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, gets a hug from his younger sister Gwen, 10, during an NFL football news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, gets a hug from his younger sister Gwen, 10, during an NFL football news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, gets a hug from his younger sister Gwen, 10, during an NFL football news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Gwen Matthews, 10, hugs her older brother's jersey, Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, during an NFL news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Gwen Matthews, 10, hugs her older brother's jersey, Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, during an NFL news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Gwen Matthews, 10, hugs her older brother's jersey, Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, during an NFL news conference at the team's headquarters Friday, May 9, 2014, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Matthews, an offensive lineman from Texas A&M, was the selected 6th overall in Thursday's NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)
Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (QB) leaving the stage after being drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft 2014 on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (QB) leaving the stage after being drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft 2014 on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (QB) leaving the stage after being drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft 2014 on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
Bradley Roby, from Ohio State, hugs his mother Betty Roby after being selected 31st overall by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Bradley Roby, from Ohio State, hugs his mother Betty Roby after being selected 31st overall by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron kisses his mother Gina Jackson before the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York.
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)
A small fan of Texas A&M reacts after Johnny Manziel (QB) is drafted first round (pick 22) by the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday May 8th, 2014 in New York. (Jamie Herrmann/AP Images)

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