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NFL 2017 First Round Draft Picks
1. Cleveland Browns
Garrett, Myles
DE 6'4" 272 Texas A&M
2. Chicago Bears (From 49ers)
Trubisky, Mitchell
QB 6'2" 222 North Carolina
3. San Francisco 49ers (From Bears)
Thomas, Solomon
DE 6'3" 273 Stanford
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette, Leonard
RB 6'0" 240 LSU
5. Tennessee Titans (From Rams)
Davis, Corey
WR 6'3" 209 Western Michigan
6. New York Jets
Adams, Jamal
S 6'0" 214 LSU
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Williams, Mike
WR 6'4" 218 Clemson
8. Carolina Panthers
McCaffrey, Christian
RB 5'11" 202 Stanford
9. Cincinnati Bengals
Ross, John
WR 5'11" 188 Washington
10. Kansas City Chiefs (From Bills)
Mahomes, Patrick
QB 6'2" 225 Texas Tech
11. New Orleans Saints
Lattimore, Marshon
CB 6'0" 193 Ohio St.
12. Houston Texans (From Browns through Eagles)
Watson, Deshaun
QB 6'2" 221 Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals
Reddick, Haason
LB 6'1" 237 Temple
14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Vikings)
Barnett, Derek
DE 6'3" 259 Tennessee
15. Indianapolis Colts
Hooker, Malik
S 6'1" 206 Ohio St.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Humphrey, Marlon
CB 6'0" 197 Alabama
17. Washington Redskins
Allen, Jonathan
DE 6'3" 286 Alabama
18. Tennessee Titans
Jackson, Adoree'
CB 5'10" 186 USC
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard, O.J.
TE 6'6" 251 Alabama
20. Denver Broncos
Bolles, Garett
OT 6'5" 297 Utah
21. Detroit Lions
Davis, Jarrad
LB 6'1" 238 Florida
22. Miami Dolphins
Harris, Charles
OLB 6'3" n253 Missouri
23. New York Giants
Engram, Evan
TE 6'3" 234 Mississippi
24. Oakland Raiders
Conley, Gareon
CB 6’0” 195 Ohio St
25. Cleveland Browns (From Texans)
Peppers, Jabrill
S 5'11" 213 Michigan
26. Atlanta Falcons (From Seahawks)
McKinley, Takkarist
DE 6'2" 250 UCLA
27. Buffalo Bills (From Chiefs)
White, Tre'Davious
CB 5'11" 192 LSU
28. Dallas Cowboys
Charlton, Taco
DE 6'6" 277 Michigan
29 .Cleveland Browns (From Packers)
Njoku, David
TE 6'4" 246 Miami
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
Watt, T.J.
OLB 6'4" 252 Wisconsin
31. San Francisco 49ers (From Seahawks through Falcons)
Foster, Reuben
LB 6'0" 229 Alabama
32. New Orleans Saints (From Patriots)
Ramczyk, Ryan
OT 6'6" 310 Wisconsin

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Oct. 23
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Oct. 30
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Nov. 6
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Nov. 13
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Nov. 20
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Nov. 27
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 
Dec. 4
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Dec. 11
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Qatar Begins 2022 World Cup Push Via 'Milestone' Deal With FC Barcelona

December 10, 2010: Is it ever too soon for a nation to begin activating behind its hosting of the FIFA World Cup? Not for, Qatar, which made headlines worldwide in early December when it was selected by FIFA to host the 2022 World Cup. National leaders have wasted no time in using sports marketing to ramp up their global persona, signing a multi-year, multi-layered branding, advertising and promotional deal with with FC Barcelona that will be anchored by jersey-front sponsorship for the Qatar Foundation.

Team executives for FC Barcelona, winner of the 2009 Champions League and one of the most storied soccer clubs in the world, called the deal a "remarkable milestone." Barcelona head coach Joseph "Pep" Guardiola played soccer for two years in the Qatar Stars League and was among the ambassadors promoting Qatar's World cup bid.

According to team officials, the five and a half year deal is in excess of $200 million. The team said it would receive $20 million for the second half of the current season and $ 40 million for each of the following five seasons, plus upward of $7 million in bonuses for any titles won. The Qatar Foundation, founded in 1995, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is "to bolster education, science and development" in the nation and surrounding regions.

Other FC Barcelona sponsors also include Nike, Audi, Turkish Airlines, Estralla beer. Among its players are international stars Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

Lionel Messi's FC Barcelona jersey front will feature the Qatar Foundation logo.This deal marks the first time in the 110-plus year history of FC Barcelona that team officials have worked a financial deal for jersey sponsorship. Since 2006, team jerseys have sported the logo of the United Nations Children's Fund, but the team said it does not receive money for the placement. According to Barcelona, a new jersey incorporating both logos is being designed by Nike, which is the club's official outfitter, but "if that is not possible the UNICEF name will take priority."

Industry analysts said the deal would help to motivate interest in and understanding of Qatar as their time to host the FIFA World Cup approaches. Concurrently, it provides FC Barcelona with needed financial support. The club is reported to have lost $100 million last season with current debts in excess of $500 million.

"With this deal Barcelona places itself as the indisputable brand leader in world football ahead of our international competitors," Javier Faus, vp-finances for Barcelona, said in a statement. The club stated that the alliance with Qatar Foundation "[is] a remarkable milestone because it represents a record level of revenue for a football club and has more value still in the current economic climate."

Faus said the team would renew its five-year deal with UNICEF that would end after the current season. He said that the club has contributed about $2 million per year "for humanitarian projects."

"The groundbreaking partnership between UNICEF and FC Barcelona advanced the global message on the importance of children's issues in a unique way," UNICEF officials said in a statement following the announcement of the deal with Qartar Foundation. "UNICEF is looking forward to the next stage of the collaboration and is exploring various options."

"With this deal Barcelona places itself as the indisputable brand leader in world football ahead of our international competitors."

Numerous soccer clubs in Europe with global followers akin to the level of FC Barcelona already have jersey-front sponsors, but Barcelona's deal, according to analysts, exceeds the jersey-front financial deals of such clubs as Manchester United (AON), Real Madrid (Bwin) and Bayern Munich. In the U.S. more than 75% of Major League Soccer clubs have jersey-front sponsor deals.

For the record, the State of Qatar is an Arab emirate located on a peninsula surrounded by the Persian Gulf on three sides and bordered by Saudi Arabia on the other. The official language is Arabic, and its population is about 1.7 million. It is among the most gas and oil rich laden nations in the world.

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