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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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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8 PM ET
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Sept. 11
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings 7 PM ET
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Sept. 18
Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Sept. 25
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
Oct. 2
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs
Oct. 9
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Oct. 16
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Oct. 23
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Oct. 30
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Nov. 6
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Nov. 13
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Nov. 20
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks 
Nov. 27
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 
Dec. 4
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Dec. 11
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Sep152014

Blake Griffin Waxes Nonsensical Odes To Mouthguards, Bobbleheads For Vizio

By Barry Janoff

September 15, 2014: In the late 1950s-early 1960s TV comedy, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Maynard G. Crebs (played by Bob Denver, who went on to play the title role in Gilligan's Island), was a beatnik who loved jazz and unconventional poetry.

Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers channels his best Crebs in a new campaign breaking this week from Vizio to support the consumer electronics company's line of Ultra HDTVs.

Griffin, who has been aligned with the Irvine, Calif.-based firm since early 2011, offers poetic odes to "details of the game he loves," such as mouthguards, bobbleheads and tearaway warm-up pants. Products are not seen in the initial TV ads, which come with the text, "See the beauty in Everything. Ultra HD from Vizio."

The effort, anchored by a trio of TV spots, comes with social media support and a dedicated micro-site in which Griffin "writes" poems based on specific topics submitted by visitors, such as guitars, soccer balls, ice cream cones, lipstick and Ping-Pong paddles.

"My newest hobby . . . mouthguard, bobble head and tearaway pants," Griffin wrote on his Twitter page, which comes with the hashtag, #SlamDunkPoetry.. "Like you've never seen them before."

Lead agency is David & Goliath, El Segundo, Calif.

The Vizio push is the first new national campaign for a member of the Clippers since the sale of the franchise last month to Steve Ballmer as a result of the situation involving racist remarks made by now ex-majority team owner Donald Sterling.

Griffin also has deals that include Kia (also handled by David & Goliath), Nike, Subway, Gamefly and Panini America. He makes about $7 million annually from endorsements, according to industry analysts.

In each ad, Griffin stands on a darkened stage before an unseen audience.

"My tearaway pants," offers Griffin in "Tearaway Pants," subtitled "Metamorphosis." "One flick of the wrist and it's time to dance. Rip-rippity, off you go. Snippity-snap to the flow. A quick costume change before taking the courts. I'm wearing pants — now look, I'm wearing shorts."

In "Mouthguard," aka "Translucent Savior," Griffin recites, "Mouthguard. Looking out for me. A Silicone shield, that's what you be. It ain't no big thing to take an elbow to the face. Because you're always there to keep my pie hole in place."

"Bobblehead," aka "An Exploration of Self," finds Griffin proclaiming introspectively and nonsensically, "Bobblehead, with your distant stare. Who's the best player in the air? Is it me? Is it him? Is it her? Or is it them? You're answering 'Yes' to everything I say. Head constantly bobbing like a ship lost at sea. You kinda, sorta don't look like me. They gave you away for free!?"

At the micro-site, visitors are encouraged to tell Griffin "about the things that make your heart beat so he can write a special jam just for you." Some of the early submissions include "To My Dearest Lipstick" ("This could be quite crazy/Or maybe just lazy/But my love for lipstick/Is really amazing") and "Ice Cream Cone" ("I'll wax poetic/Of the love that I feel/For this ice cream cone that makes/My heart beat like a drill.").

Vizio earlier this month launched “TDs for TVs,” featuring San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson, a program that "provides fans the opportunity to get involved with Johnson’s on-the-field play and gives back to his favorite nonprofit: Boys & Girls Clubs of America."

According to the company, for the duration of the 2014 regular NFL season, Vizio will award one fan with a 50” M-Series Smart TV each week. "When Johnson scores a touchdown, Vizio will upgrade the weekly fan prize to an all-new, 50” P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. The local Boys & Girls Club in the city Johnson scores a touchdown will also receive a TV if he scores one or more touchdowns during the game." (Details here.)

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