There was no suspense with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. There was a bit of a surprise involved with the pick though.
Fans who were watching the broadcast closely noticed … is that famous singer Darius Rucker at No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence's draft party?
never mind the man who is (possibly?) more famous than the guy being featured in this shot just hanging out in the background of this shot pic.twitter.com/phIRSwohgt
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 30, 2021
I’m dying, Darius Rucker straight chillin in Trevor Lawrence’s kitchen for the #NFLDraft2021pic.twitter.com/IC3UXKE2r5
— Jordan Giorgio (@jordangiorgio) April 30, 2021
It's unusual, to say the least, to have a more famous figure than the first overall pick hanging out in the background at his draft party.
And yes, it really was Rucker according to Scott Eisberg of WCIV. Eisberg explained that there was a connection between Lawrence, from Clemson, and Rucker, the Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer who is a well-known South Carolina Gamecocks fan.
Yes- that is Darius Rucker, two over from Brandon Streeter at Lawrence's house.
Darius is part of the MGC Sports Agency that represents Lawrence, helping get their athletes acclimated to money/fame etc. https://t.co/Y1hYbyOWkHpic.twitter.com/EN8cWrx0Eb
— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) April 30, 2021
Getty Images said Rucker was also there for a Wingstop Feeds the Crave promotion.
The draft is always interesting, mostly for the trades and strange picks. Having a famous singer photobomb Lawrence's moment when he was drafted, that's a new one.
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