The NFL draft has many traditions. There are the players peacocking in ostentatious suits (I’m looking at you, Ezekiel Elliott). There are the pundits pontificating about an overhyped player who was drafted way too early. And then there’s the walk-up music.
As each player is selected, a short snippet of a song of his choice will play in Philadelphia, where the draft is being conducted. It’s the NFL’s equivalent of baseball’s walk-up music.
It’s always fascinating to see who chose what song. It gives you insight into that player’s personality and taste. Below is a full list for tonight’s expected top draft picks.
Jamal Adams—"Married To The Game" by Future
Jonathan Allen—"Tonight" by John Legend
Chidobe Awuzie—"1Er Gaou" by Magic System
Derek Barnett—"Off Da Top (3am)" by Yo Gotti
Garett Bolles—"All the Above" by Maino feat. T-Pain
Corey Davis—"High Demand" by Future
Leonard Fournette—"The Art of Hustle" by Yo Gotti
Adoree' Jackson—"Can't Have Everything" by Drake
Kevin King—"Crew" by Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Grizzly
DeShone Kizer—"DNA" by Kendrick Lamar
Marshon Lattimore—"Juice" by Lil Cray & Sir Chubbie
Malik McDowell—"First Day Out" by Tee Grizzley
Takkarist McKinley—"Tell Me When To Go" by E-40
Ryan Ramczyk—"Jump Around" by House of Pain
Haason Reddick—"Sacrifices" by Drake
Cam Robinson—"U Ain't Never" by Kodak Black
John Ross—"Successful" by Trey Songz feat. Drake
Solomon Thomas—"Upgrade U" by Beyonce
Mitchell Trubisky—"Forever" by Drake
Deshaun Watson—"There He Go" by Kodak Black
Tre'Davious White—"They Ain't With Me" by YoungBoy Never Broke Again
No surprise that Drake was the most popular artist. Aubrey was selected four times. Perhaps slightly surprising: Kodak Black was chosen twice, as were Future and Yo Gotti.
NFL.com put together a Spotify playlist of the tracks, which you can stream below.
One small interesting note: this is the first time in the past four years that Kanye did not make an appearance (though he does have a verse on “Forever”). The draft gets underway Thursday night, kicking off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.