While the month of April is always the peak for NFL Draft coverage, draft speculation has become a year round phenomenon. Even during the heart of college football season, people are thinking about whether and where certain college players will be drafted. To this end, one popular form of draft prognostication is through the “fake commissioner draft announcement” tweet. These tweets consist of a fake quote of the commissioner announcing the first overall pick in a future draft. They are usually posted during a college game in which a player is performing at a very high level.
As you will see, some of these tweets turn out to be hilariously off. Below is a collection from throughout the years. One caveat, keep in mind that some of these are obviously tongue-in-cheek. Nevertheless, there may be some truth to every joke!
With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft The Carolina Panthers select Colt McCoy
— Steve Braband (@stevebraband) September 13, 2009
As in, "With the first pick in the 2011 NFL draft the Carolina Panthers select Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU." @LanceZierlein The top? #1?
— Rob Rang (@RobRang) January 8, 2011
With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers, without a defensive tackle worth a damn, take Nick Fairley
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 11, 2011
With the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Matt Barkley, QB out of USC
— Danny Ventura (@BostonHeraldHS) September 9, 2012
Instantly updated #NFLMock: With the first pick in 2013 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia.
— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) September 30, 2012
"With the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia."
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 2, 2012
And, with the first pick, the Oakland Raiders select Teddy Bridgewater.
— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) September 1, 2013
With the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select: Teddy Bridgewater, quarterback, Louisville.
— Nick Mathews (@Nick_Mathews) September 1, 2013
"And with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select … Devin Gardner."
— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) September 8, 2013
With the 1st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select — Devin Gardner. University of Michigan.
— Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) September 8, 2013
Teddy Bridgewater. RT @quay420: With the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Houston Texans select ?
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottMitchellPM) December 6, 2013
With the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Kenny Hill of Texas A&M.
— rickbozich (@rickbozich) August 28, 2014
With the 1st pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Oakland @Raiders select.. Amari Cooper, WR from the University of Alabama
— Moreno (@Moreno) October 25, 2014
— Al Smizzle (@AlZeidenfeld) September 8, 2015
With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Marcus Mariota, quarterback, Oregon …
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 19, 2014
"With the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears choose Robert Nkemdiche. Defensive Tackle, Mississippi."
— BBLIV (@lecomptey19) September 22, 2015
and with the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select Man-Child Tao Linebacker Notre Dame #beast
— Mike Cairns (@MikeCairns5) October 28, 2012
With the 1st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft…..The Houston Texans select…..Teddy Bridgewater. Quarterback, Louisville.(awkward Goodell hug)
— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) December 6, 2013
With the first pick.
Of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Detroit Lions select.
— Andy Jerome Carlson (@AndyCarlsonShow) October 11, 2015
With the first pick of the 2015 NFL DRAFT, Omari Cooper!
— CURTIS MITCHELL (@MrMitchell200m) December 6, 2014
With the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Cardale Jones, quarterback, the Ohio State University.
— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) January 13, 2015
And with the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington R****** select Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State.
— DW (@FalcoholicDW) September 8, 2015