Both ESPN and NFL Network have vowed not to tip their picks, but both are basically implying the selections before they happen. Chris Berman and Mel Kiper Jr. tag-teamed to tip the Greg Robinson pick for anyone reading carefully between the lines (above) while Mike Mayock (below) spent a decent amount of time saying he was familiar with the Jaguars’ positive feelings on Blake Bortles right before Roger Goodell announced the pick (and a decent amount of time after Jason La Canfora had tweeted about it).
Speaking of La Canfora, there are people on Twitter who are just up in arms about his tipping picks. This, despite the fact that the CBS reporter did the same thing last year, vowed earlier today to do it again, and, well, they’re on Twitter which would of course be a ticking time bomb for that sort of SPOILER information. La Canfora’s mentions are literally impossible to keep up with, but here’s a small sample of some of the amusing responses:
@JasonLaCanfora Attention whore mental midget
— Jason Wright (@jasonwright25) May 9, 2014
@JasonLaCanfora Come on keep your mouth shut wtf do you get a “i said it first ” reward wtf
— Jack Pisani (@travisppisani) May 9, 2014
@JasonLaCanfora dude f off man..ur ruiming the draft day!!
— rob (@nutella2008) May 9, 2014
— Zachary Beckmann (@ZBeckmann) May 9, 2014
Bout 2 unfollow dis clown smfh RT @JasonLaCanfora: Rams pick of Robinson is officially in now and Jags officially on the clock
— AminTheDream (@WetDreamOfAmin) May 9, 2014
@JasonLaCanfora Stop tweeting picks early you Jack Ass! You did the same shit last year you dickhead!
— Rocky21 (@Rocky__21) May 9, 2014
Something something fool me twice.