Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- The NFL Draft followed the script early on. After a pair of trades saw the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles trade up for the first and second overall selections, respectively, each team took the quarterback that most mock drafts had predicted for them.
The Rams took Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the top overall pick, leaving North Dakota State's Carson Wentz to go second to the Eagles. It was the seventh time since 1967, and the second year in a row, where quarterbacks were chosen with each of the top two picks.
A pair of Ohio State Buckeyes followed those two, with defensive end Joey Bosa taken by the San Diego Chargers third overall and running back Ezekiel Elliott chosen fourth by the Dallas Cowboys. Bosa was considered one of the top players in the draft, but had not been expected to be taken in the top three. A third Buckeye, cornerback Eli Apple was taken tenth by the New York Giants.
Offensive lineman Taylor Decker was the fourth Ohio State player chosen, by the Detroit Lions at 16. The New York Jets took a fifth Ohio State player, linebacker Darron Lee, 20th.
For the first time since 2006, no Southeastern Conference player was chosen in the top five.
One of the draft's top talents, Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, slid to the Miami Dolphins at 13 after a video posted online on Thursday showed him smoking a substance from what appeared to be a bong. He had been projected in the top five picks of many mock drafts. After he was chosen, photos posted to Tunsil's Instagram appeared to show the lineman asking an Ole Miss coach for help paying his rent.
See the full results of the draft's first round below:
1) Los Angeles Rams (acquired from Tennessee Titans) - Jared Goff, QB, Cal 2) Philadelphia Eagles (acquired from Cleveland Browns) - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State 3) San Diego Chargers - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State 4) Dallas Cowboys - Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State 5) Jacksonville Jaguars - Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State 6) Baltimore Ravens - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame 7) San Francisco 49ers - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon 8) Tennessee Titans (from Cleveland Browns via Miami Dolphins via Philadelphia Eagles) - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State 9) Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia 10) New York Giants - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State 11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Chicago Bears) - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida 12) New Orleans Saints - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville 13) Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles) - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss 14) Oakland Raiders - Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia 15) Cleveland Browns (from Tennessee Titans via Los Angeles Rams) - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor 16) Detroit Lions - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State 17) Atlanta Falcons - Keanu Neal, S, Florida 18) Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama 19) Buffalo Bills - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson 20) New York Jets - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State 21) Houston Texans (from Washington Redskins) - Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame 22) Washington Redskins (from Houston Texans) - Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian 23) Minnesota Vikings - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss 24) Cincinnati Bengals - William Jackson III, CB, Houston 25) Pittsburgh Steelers - Artie Burns, CB, Miami 26) Denver Broncos (from Seattle Seahawks) - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis 27) Green Bay Packers - Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA 28) San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs) - Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford 29) Arizona Cardinals - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss 30) Carolina Panthers - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech 31) Denver Broncos - Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has said that he would "rather not play football" than play for the New York Jets under their current contract offer, a source told ESPN.
ESPN reports the Jets have stayed with their first offer that ranges from $7 million to $8 million per season. Fitzpatrick is reportedly seeking twice that amount per year.
The stalemate between Fitzpatrick and the team has been in place since February.
According to ESPN, the Jets have since been in contact with at least two free agents, including Brian Hoyer and Robert Griffin III. The latter eventually signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The man accused of fatally shooting former NFL player Will Smith in New Orleans earlier this month has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge.
Cardell Hayes was also indicted for attempted second-degree murder of Smith's wife, Racquel, who was shot in the leg on April 9, the day Smith died. Additionally, Hayes faces charges of aggravated damage to property and aggravated assault with a firearm, court records show.
The indictment came during a probable cause hearing scheduled at the same time Thursday, and Hayes' bond was set at $1.75 million. More details on the indictment were not immediately available.
In a statement through their lawyer, Peter Thompson, Smith's family said they were "not surprised," but were pleased with the grand jury's decision to indict Hayes on the second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder charges.
"Although nothing can ease the pain this family is feeling, today was a step towards ensuring this cold-blooded murderer is held responsible for the actions that took the life of their husband, father and friend," Thomson said.
Racquel is still healing from her injuries, Thompson added.
Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, did not immediately return ABC News' request for comment. Hayes pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Smith, who helped the New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, died at the scene of the shooting after an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans' Lower Garden District. Thompson said Smith had been shot six to eight times in the back, while Racquel was shot twice in the leg reportedly as she exited the car in an attempt to diffuse the situation.
Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Get ready to grab a hanky. There’s a new Gatorade campaign celebrating retired Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, by focusing not on his career -- but on the kind of man he is.
Titled “Dear Peyton,” the ad features Manning’s friends, former teammates, coaches, even his dad Archie and brother Eli, all of whom read letters Peyton wrote to them -- thanking them, congratulating them, praising them, or offering encouragement and condolences.
There’s one two-minute version online now, as well as a series of shorter versions, each focusing on teammates, family, and former coaches who tell their stories in more detail. One exclusively features ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who broke the news of Manning’s retirement and is currently fighting cancer, while another features Pam Frenzel, the mother of a child who died of cancer, and whom Manning befriended before his passing.
You can watch all of the campaign videos now on YouTube.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tony Holmes will be attending his first St. Louis Blues hockey game next Tuesday and had a personal message from former Blues star and NHL Hall of Famer Brett Hull delivered to him Thursday on Good Morning America.
It is a strange journey for the baseball and football-loving Holmes, who became an overnight Internet sensation when he stumbled on Monday night’s Blues-Chicago Blackhawks game on TV and began to live-tweet his first hockey experience.
“It’s been crazy,” Holmes said on GMA. “I didn’t think it’d be this big about me just tweeting about a hockey game."
Holmes’s Twitter account (@Soloucity) jumped from 1,600 to 59,000 followers after his funny recap of the playoff game.
Honestly why wouldn't the whole team just stand in front of the net for the last minute????????????
studioaltius/iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The NCAA says it could take the privilege of hosting NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games away from any location that can't show proof that it is free of discrimination.
On Wednesday, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to adopt an anti-discrimination measure at their quarterly meeting. In a statement, the NCAA said that "currently awarded sites must report how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event." That action came after both North Carolina and Mississippi passed laws in recent weeks that critics say could allow for discrimination against members of the LGBT community.
"The higher eduation community is a diverse mix of people from different racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds," Kansas State University president and NCAA Board of Governors Chairman Kirk Schulz.
ESPN says that the NCAA hasn't allowed neutral-site championship events in states where the government flies the Confederate battle flag since 2001, and has blocked schools from hosting for use of "abusive or offensive" Native American imagery or mascots.
North Carolina has hosted games in the basketball tournament 13 times since 2000, including last month.
The NBA has said that its 2017 All-Star Game could be moved from Charlotte if the current legislation stands. Musical acts including Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Pearl Jam and Boston have cancelled shows in North Carolina over the bill.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Golden State Warriors will allow assistant coach Luke Walton to interview with the Los Angeles Lakers for their coaching vacancy, now that their first round playoff series is over.
ESPN reports that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said prior to Wednesday night's Game Five that Walton would be free to talk to the Lakers "as soon as the series is over and we have a little break." After their 114-81 win over the Houston Rockets Wednesday night, the Warriors will await the winner of the series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers.
Walton played eight seasons with the Lakers and is among their top targets to replace the fired Byron Scott. Scott posted a miserable 38-126 record in two seasons with the Lakers.
ESPN says the Lakers are also expected to speak with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, and University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie.
Walton, 36, spent more than half of the season as the Warriors' head coach as Kerr worked his way back to the team following back surgery. He became a popular name for open positions after the team went 39-4 in his charge. He finished eighth in the coach of the year balloting.
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Nintendo of America will sell most of its interest in the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Wednesday, as part of an ownership shakeup that includes the retirement of the team's CEO.
The Mariners said at a Wednesday press conference that Nintendo will retain 10 percent stake in the team, with the remainder being sold to members of the current ownership group. The team's CEO, Howard Lincoln, will retire from day-to-day operations, being replaced by minority owner John Stanton as Chairman and CEO.
Nintendo of America plans to sell a majority of its interest in the #Mariners to other members of the current ownership group.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUE Boston 9, Atlanta 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Chi White Sox 4, Toronto 0 Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 9, Oakland 4 Texas 3, N-Y Yankees 2 Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5 L.A. Angels 4, Kansas City 2 Houston 7, Seattle 4 NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco 13, San Diego 9 Philadelphia 3, Washington 0 N-Y Mets 5, Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh 9, Colorado 8 St. Louis 11, Arizona 4 Miami 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 Milwaukee at Chi Cubs (postponed, rain) NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Charlotte 90, Miami 88 Portland 108, L-A Clippers 98 Golden State 114, Houston 81 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS N-Y Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 3 Nashville 2, Anaheim 1