Quarterbacks Dominated Conversation in the 4 Million Tweets About Round 1 of the NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 to draft Mitchell Trubisky was the most-tweeted moment Thursday night

The first round of the 2017 National Football League Draft Thursday night was the topic of some 4 million tweets.

Twitter said in an email to Social Pro Daily that the three most-tweeted-about moments during the event were:

  1. The Chicago Bears trade to move up from No. 3 to No. 2 overall and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
  2. The Houston Texans trade with the Cleveland Browns and move up to No. 12 overall to select QB Deshaun Watson.
  3. The Kansas City Chiefs trade with the Buffalo Bills to move up to No. 10 overall and select QB Patrick Mahomes.

The three most-tweeted-about players Thursday night were:

  1. Watson (@DeshaunWatson4), QB, Houston Texans
  2. Trubisky (@Mtrubisky10), QB, Chicago Bears
  3. Myles Garrett (@MylesLGarrett), defensive end, Cleveland Browns

And the most retweeted tweets of the night are embedded below:

Image courtesy of Dallas Cowboys Twitter account.