Orangutan Makes NFL Draft Pick, Webernet Goes Ape

Orangutan Makes NFL Draft Pick, Webernet Goes Ape

NEW YORK – After struggling in the draft over the past few years, the Colts decided to try something drastically different in 2017: They let an orangutan make their picks during the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

To be fair, Rocky the orangutan didn’t actually decide who the Colts were taking. He just “announced” their picks on air in what will likely go down as the most entertaining moment in television history.

The Colts’ first pick on Saturday was the 137th overall pick, and Rocky was ready when the NFL Network cut to him to make the pick.

Of course there were jokes, some at the expense of former general manager Ryan Grigson, who was fired in January.

ut not everyone saw the humor in it, among them the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, who gave his employer a piece of his mind during the broadcast.

“If we’re going back to the zoo, I’m walking off the desk,” Mayock said, per Pro Football Talk. “I’ve about had the zoo, Okay? Enough. Enough. I mean, is this good TV?

Good question!

Orangutan NFL draft
Orangutan NFL draft

“I think we’ve got to be a little respectful,” Mayock continued. “It’s a big day for Grover Stewart, and rather than talking about that chimp, let’s get back to some football here. It’s a big day for him.”

 

 

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