Friday, April 26, 2024

Kayfabe In The 2024 NFL Draft

I watched a fair bit of the NFL Draft in the early hours of this morning.

I had a few things I wanted to see play out.

First - I wanted to see if a team traded up to deal with the Arizona Cardinals, who had the fourth overall pick. 

There were no takers. Arizona ended up selecting Marvin Harrison Jr. - the player I was most interested in.

The second thing I was looking forward to seeing was who the Indianapolis Colts went for with the fifteenth pick of the evening.

They went with a defensive player in Laiatu Latu. By doing so, the Colts broke a record streak because it was the first time in history that a draft had fourteen offensive players go first. I believe the initial record was seven, so it double the previous number.

Six quarterbacks went in the first twelve picks. That was another record from last night.

The third, and final, thing I was hoping to see live last night was the Jacksonville Jaguars' war room. 

On Wednesday night's edition of All Elite Wrestling's Dynamite, the show closed with the company's owner - Tony Khan - being attacked by Jack Perry, The Young Bucks and Kazuchika Okada. 

It was a topical story because Khan had vowed never to get involved in an angle of that nature. But, I guess when the ratings are in need of a boost, you have to go there.

Anyway, I was curious to see whether Khan - whose father owns the Jacksonville Jaguars - would be in the Jags' draft room selling the injury from the previous night.

The team had the seventeenth overall pick. After seeing the Colts' selection - at fifteen - I thought I would wait a little bit longer before heading to bed.

When it was the Jags' time to pick, they did a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. This moved the Jags down to the twenty-third slot. 

I couldn't stay up any longer. Bed was calling.

As soon as I woke up, I opened the iPad app and played the Draft right near the twenty-third pick. Tony Khan did indeed keep kayfabe alive and well. 

(But he did move his head too much for someone selling a neck injury)

Tony Khan - 2024 NFL Draft

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