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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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Preseason
Thurs, Aug. 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8 PM ET
Mon, Aug. 21
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8 PM ET

Regular Season (8 PM ET unless indicated)
Sept. 11
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
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Dec. 18
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dec. 25
Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles

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NBA Prospect Dante Exum Seeks To Make His Name With adidas, Foot Locker

By Barry Janoff

June 23, 2014: With the NBA Draft coming on June 26, the players people are talking about most include Jabari Parker (Duke), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Julius Randle (Kentucky), Noah Vonieh (Indiana), Aaron Gordon (Arizona) and Joel Embiid (Kansas).

But as they say in Hollywood during the Academy Award nomination period, adidas and Foot Locker would like to present for your consideration Dante Exum.

To move the awareness needle for Exum, Foot Locker this week launches five spots starring the 6" 6", 196 lb. guard from the Australian Institute of Sport. The theme of the humorous campaign, "Life Changes After the Draft."

Exum's basketball celebrity status among fans in the U.S. is relatively lower than the aforementioned players, who played their prep and college ball in the States. But in this campaign, Exum, who in addition to adidas and Foot Locker has a deal with Red Bull, considers himself to be a hoops celeb and readies himself for such obstacles as paparazzi and being mobbed by fans when shopping in Foot Locker.

Exum, in reality, comes with a strong college and hoops pedigree. His father, Cecil, played college basketball at the University of North Carolina and won an NCAA championship in 1982 alongside Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He was drafted in 1984 in the ninth round by the Denver Nuggets, but found his on-court calling in Australia in the National Basketball League,

Dante Exum plans to have a much more substantial NBA career, at least according to analysts who place him among the top ten in the coming draft. And certainly at Foot Locker.

"The NBA Draft is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're excited to partner with adidas to introduce Dante's outstanding personality to American basketball fans and bring some levity to this special event with our 'Life Changes After the Draft' campaign," Stacy Cunningham, evp-marketing for Foot Locker, said in a statement.

The five spots break on TV this week on ESPN during the NBA Draft on June 26; as well as on Foot Locker's YouTube channel and NBA.com.

Foot Locker said it would have other NBA Draft-related activations, including the SLAM draft suite (June 24-25) and digital content with some of the top prospects. Support includes social media destinations at YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The "Life Changes After the Draft" campaign, written and produced by The Vault, is part of Foot Locker's "Approved" umbrella campaign from lead agency BBDO, New York.

In  "Fan Mail," Exum tries to convince his friend he's well-known and that he gets a lot of fan mail, which turns out to be a utility bill, a menu, a credit card offer and coupons.

"Reservation" sees Exum seeking to make dinner reservation but due to his anonymity and Australian accent finds that he needs to spell his last name. "E . . . X . . .  X, like Xenopus. It's a genus of frogs . . ."

Exum finds himself trying to explain that he is a soon-to-be NBA player in "Dorky Neighbor," but with little success. "Nice sneakers, Dante," his neighbor observes when he sees Exum wearing new kicks and carrying a shopping back from Foot Locker. "What do they call sneakers in England?"

"I'm actually from Australia," Exum replies.

"[So] what do they call sneakers in Australia?" asks the neighbor.

"Runners," answers Exum. "So you're a runnier! Me too!," offers the guy as he jogs off.

"No I play basketball," says a somewhat dismayed Exum. "I'm a point guard." (See the full spot here.)

In "Paparazzi" and "Autograph," Exum envisions himself facing the same woes that already established NBS superstar face: hordes of photographers and how to sign his name for endless fans.

According to Exum, "Working with Foot Locker on the 'Life Changes After the Draft' campaign was an amazing experience, and I am thrilled to be a part of the campaign. The NBA Draft will certainly be a life-changing moment, and it was fun to be featured in these commercials that are going to help people see my personality."

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