The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft wrapped up Thursday night from AT&T Stadium and the event lived up to all the hype with tons of drama from the opening through the last. While the regulars like Alabama, Ohio State and USC were some of the big winners in terms of selections, one of the schools who also has plenty to celebrate is Louisville.
The Cardinals’ top corner Jaire Alexander went 18th overall to the Green Bay Packers and Heisman winning quarterback Lamar Jackson was the final pick of the first round to the Baltimore Ravens. While the two were no doubt competitors on the practice field every week the past few years, they were certainly close as teammates the rest of the their time in college and you could see that come through when the former heard the latter was drafted when the cameras were rolling for an interview with the NFL Network.
Cool moment. It might be awhile before the two play each other in the pros but something says a similar reaction to seeing them on the field will unfold between the two former Louisville stars.