NFL Draft 2017: Myles Garrett picked first by the Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett joins the Cleveland Browns who won just one game last season

Defensive end Myles Garrett was taken as the first overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

The draft see the NFL's 32 teams choose the best players from American college football teams across seven rounds.

As the league's worst-performing side last season, Cleveland were given the first pick and chose 21-year-old Garrett from Texas A&M.

British-born Obi Melifonwu was a second-round pick for Oakland Raiders.

The 23-year-old, who moved to America aged three, has joined one of the favourites to reach next year's Superbowl.

Fellow Londoner Jermaine Eluemunor was chosen by Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round on Saturday, and could be heading back to the capital when Baltimore play Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley in September.

An estimated 70,000 football fans attended Thursday's first round outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The big surprise of the night came with the second pick of the first round when the Chicago Bears, who were due to have the third pick, traded with the San Francisco 49ers to leapfrog them and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina.

TJ Onwuanibe, a 14-year-old from Baltimore, who is in remission after battling a rare form of brain cancer,external-link was chosen to announce the Baltimore Ravens' pick of Marlon Humphrey.

UCLA's Takkarist McKinley, who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons, walked on stage with a picture of his grandmother, who he then dedicated his achievements to. McKinley was raised by his grandmother Myrtle who died in 2011.

He said: "I told her, before she passed away, I was going to win my dream. 'I'm going to get out of Oakland, I'm going to go to the NFL.'

"I made that promise to her. Thirty seconds later she passed away. And it's who I do it for, it's who I do it for."

Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett took to Twitter to celebrate his selection by the Browns
Thousands of fans attended the draft in Philadelphia
Thousands of fans attended the draft in Philadelphia
Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky was a shock pick by the Chicago Bears. He made only 13 career starts at North Carolina, throwing 41 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his college career
TJ Owuanibe
TJ Owuanibe (centre) announced the Baltimore Ravens pick
Takkarist McKinley
Takkarist McKinley took a photograph of his late grandmother on stage


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