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Walk-up songs for every prospect at 2014 NFL Draft

NEW YORK -- You might have heard that NFL prospects, for the first time ever, will have walk-up music as they take the Radio City Music Hall stage at tonight's draft.

This is one of those ideas that you can't believe someone didn't come up with sooner. This is the greatest moment of these young guys' lives, so why wouldn't you have them soundtrack it?

You'll find below the choice of each prospect. I leaned on NFL Media editor and newsroom hip-hop enthusiast David Ely for instant reaction.

Odell Beckham Jr.


" The Sky's The Limit" - Lil Wayne

Ely's take: I like that he went local, and this should only help Lil Wayne's resurgence. Bonus points for having "Young Money, Cash Money" in Line 2.

Blake Bortles


"Blow Up" - J. Cole

Teddy Bridgewater


"The World's Greatest" - R. Kelly

Ely's take: LOVE THIS. Big statement from Bridgewater, who doesn't normally flash bravado. 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix


"Never Would Have Made It" - Marvin Sapp

Jadeveon Clowney


"The Man" - Aloe Blacc

Note: This is the same song from that weird Colin Kaepernick commercial where crazed fans are attacking his team bus.

Brandin Cooks and Ryan Shazier


" Everythang" - Young Jeezy

Sample lyric: "I used to have nothin'/ but now I got a whole lot of everythang / and I come through stuntin'/ and now the whole world gon' know/ my name"

Ely's take: Money should be the theme of any draft song. Young Jeezy gets it, so does Brandin Cooks. Now the whole world will know his name.

Kony Ealy


"Money Baby" - K Camp

Eric Ebron


"They Don't Love You No More" - DJ Khaled

Ely's take: I don't really get it. He's getting drafted. HE JUST GOT ENGAGED. Who is it that don't love you no more, Eric?

Mike Evans


"Trophies" - Young Money feat. Drake

Kyle Fuller and Ra'Shede Hageman


"We Made It" - Drake feat. Soulja Boy

Jimmy Garoppolo


"Good Life" - Kanye West feat. T-Pain

Note: "Graduation" is a masterpiece.

Justin Gilbert


"We Dem Boyz" - Wiz Khalifa

Ely's take: If Gilbert goes to the CB-needy Steelers, then he should audible for "Black and Yellow."

Cyrus Kouandjio


"Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons

Ely's take: Odd choice considering his pre-draft questions.

Cody Latimer


"Everyday" - Ace Hood

Marqise Lee


"Handsome & Wealthy" - Migos

Note: A little on the nose, Marqise.

Taylor Lewan


"Rock City" - Kings Of Leon

Note: Rock!

Khalil Mack & Greg Robinson


"Happy" - Pharrell Williams

Note: Makes perfect sense that the song you can't escape from would follow us to Radio City Music Hall.

Johnny Manziel


" Draft Day" - Drake

Sample lyric: "Draft day, Johnny Manziel, Five years later how am I the man still?"

He picks a song with his own name dropped in the first line! JFF!

Jake Matthews


"Going The Distance" - Bill Conti

Note: Yup, the "Rocky" song.

Jordan Matthews


"Through The Wire" - Kanye West

Morgan Moses


"Sideline Story" - J. Cole

C.J. Mosley


"My Favorite Song" - Wiz Khalifa

Calvin Pryor


"Dreams & Nightmares" - Meek Mill


Bradley Roby


"Believe Me" - Drake feat. Lil Wayne


Jason Verrett


"Icy" - Gucci Mane

Sammy Watkins


"Look What You've Done" - Drake

Note: Drake is outrageously beloved.




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