Many experts had pegged the defensive end as a late first-round pick, likely going in the mid-20s. The selection sparked confusion and frustration among Oakland fans who had their eyes set on more notable athletes like Josh Allen, the former edge rusher for Kentucky, or Ed Oliver, the defensive lineman out of Houston.
Though the Raider Nation knew there was a surprise in store, most of them were stunned by the risky selection. And they didn't estimate to express their displeasure, despite Ferrell being a solid lineman.
The Arizona Cardinals kicked things off by selecting Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick; the San Francisco 49ers used the No. 2 overall pick on Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Chargers DE Joey Bosa; the New York Jets took Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall; and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nabbed LSU linebacker Devin White with the No. 5 pick.
KYLER TO ARIZONA.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 26, 2019
Kyler Murray is the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
The fifth black QB to be drafted No. 1 in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/wCwMDzC4lB
The 2019 NFL Draft first round was aired live on ABC from Nashville. Rounds 2 and 3 will go down Friday, and rounds 4 through 7 will take place Saturday.
Check out some other reactions from the 2019 NFL Draft below.
The Giants got rid of Odell, Landon Collins, & Oliver Vernon only to draft Eli’s friend over Haskins and Josh Allen... pic.twitter.com/f6Y9qviMhV— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 26, 2019
Josh Rosen watching the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray pic.twitter.com/doby9SQfCU— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 26, 2019
Green Bay’s defense is set.— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) April 26, 2019
Packers take S Darnell Savage No. 21. pic.twitter.com/J0qH0HCvqj