Golfers Weigh In on Wild First Round of NFL Draft

The first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night was filled with surprises, trades, and one free-falling Johnny Football, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. PGA Tour players were among the millions with their eyes glued to their TVs, and many live-tweeted their reactions to the madness that is the NFL Draft. Here are some of the best from the first round.

Related: Jason Dufner Fired Up that Johnny Manziel’s a Cleveland Brown

Kris Blanks was not only ready to watch the draft, but he was ready to get picked (not really). Unfortunately for Blanks, he’s still on the board after the first round.

No one was more up-and-down Thursday night than Cleveland Browns fan, Jason Dufner. He was ecstatic that his Browns had a shot at Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins, but was left disappointed when they traded down with the Buffalo Bills.

The Browns eventually moved up from No. 9 to No. 8 and selected Justin Gilbert, cornerback from Oklahoma State, which confused, but delighted, Dufner.

The one guy that Dufner was pushing for the Browns to pick all night was none other than, Johnny Manziel. Dufner posted the same photo of Johnny Football in a Browns uniform not once … not twice … not even three times. He posted the same photo EIGHT times with the hope that Cleveland would take him each and every time. Dufner eventually got his man when the Browns selected Manziel with the 22nd pick, after Cleveland’s third trade of the night.

Among all the confusion and disappointment for Dufner, he did have some Dufner-like tweets as well.

Favre, of course, was not on the board.

Neither was Deion Sanders. Sorry Duf.

Former Oklahoma State Cowboy Hunter Mahan was vocal on Twitter for much of the night, as well. He and Billy Horschel got into a debate about the Minnesota Vikings possibly drafting Johnny Manziel.

Mahan apparently holds high standards for the NFL and was not pleased with the (few) commercials during the telecast.

One of the biggest moments of the first round came while Manziel was on the board when Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys went on the clock. Possibly the most polarizing prospect available for one of the most polarizing teams in sports. Tour players and fans everywhere held their breath, including Texas native Jordan Spieth.

Dallas did pass on Manziel, much to the liking — and surprise — of most. Instead, the Cowboys grabbed Zack Martin, an offensive lineman from Notre Dame. 

Here are some of the rest of the best tweets from a wild first round:

The second round of the draft continues Friday at 7 p.m., with the Houston Texans back on the clock for the first pick of the night.

Related: Jason Dufner Fired Up that Johnny Manziel’s a Cleveland Brown

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