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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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New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings 7 PM ET
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos 10:15 PM ET
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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Wednesday
Dec102014

Hackers Can't Stop Griffin, Rogen, ESPN From Doing 'The Interview' Campaign

By Barry Janoff

December 10, 2014: It seems as if ESPN and Blake Griffin are not afraid to get their Web sites, Facebook or Twitter pages hacked.

The self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" and the All-Star forward for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers are part of a new campaign to support The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, scheduled for release on Christmas Day.

The plot involves Rogen as TV personality Dave Skylark and Franco as his producer, Aaron Rapoport, on the low-brow news program, Skylark Tonight. When they learn that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of their show, they secure an in-person interview with him and plan a trip to Pyongyang in an effort to raise their stature as and among journalists. But the CIA recruits them to assassinate Jong-un.

While this makes for potentially humorous situations on-screen, there are thos in the real world who are not laughing. Hackers infiltrated production company Sony's Web site and made public a bevy of secure documents relating to Sony's business and future production plans, and threatened to continue to do so unless "the movie of terrorism" (a shaded reference to The Interview) was pulled from release.

Using marketing in the face of danger, this leg of the movie's campaign finds Rogen and Franco in the ESPN facilities in Los Angeles pitching stories to Griffin.

"We're putting a movie together and we're looking for some athletes," Rogen says to Griffin. "Want to hear some ideas?"

Griffin is into it, even when the ideas prove to be wacky. ""You're a genie," Rogen and Franco say to Griffin. "You live in a boom-box. You have a whole purple get-up. Street-smart. You're funny, But you're lovable."

Another idea: "You are a Golden Retriever," they say to Griffin. "But you can play basketball! We'll find a dog that looks like you! But the dog doesn't talk. It only 'woofs.' Woof for us."

Griffin passes but comes back with an idea of his own. "Cartoons. Ducks. Rabbits. Stuttering hunters. A skunk that is deeply in love. They are at war with aliens. Cartoons come and get me to play some basketball," pretty much describing the plot of 1996's Space Jam with Michael Jordan.

The spot is running across ESPN networks and online, with support from social media including Facebook and Twitter. (See the full spot here.)

Aside from the hacking of Web sites and the proposed assassination of a North Korean dictator, the collaboration here is reminiscent of a campaign earlier this year "from the (same) Western Capitalist Pigs who brought you" Neighbors, also starring Rogen. The Neighbors effort saw Rogen and co-star Zak Efron confront NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (who they know as the "State Farm guy") in a weight room, with a tie-in for ESPN. (See it here.)

Rogen and Franco defused The Interview hackers' threats during a monologue on Saturday Night Live this past weekend (Dec. 6). Among other hot-points, Franco revealed his e-mail address (CuterThanDaveFranco@aol.com), Rogan disclosed that there were photos on his phone of Franco helping him to try on pantyhose and another image of the two actors reenacting the iconic photograph of a naked John Lennon curled up in bed with Yoko Ono.

No word whether The Interview marketing crew considered using Dennis Rodman instead of Griffin.

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