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A random OneRepublic performance during ESPN’s late-round NFL Draft coverage confused a lot of viewers

The final rounds of the NFL Draft have long been the haven of diehard football fans. If you’re sticking around to watch as your team essentially fills out the practice squad, you’re clearly there for football reasons. Which made ESPN’s decision to deploy a OneRepublic remote performance in the middle of the sixth round a fascinating choice. Even Trey Wingo seemed a bit confused as to why it was happening as he transitioned to the concert from a John Harbaugh interview.  While it was ostensibly to raise money for charity (although there have to be much better charitable options than whatever the NFL is involved with here) it left a lot of viewers somewhere on the confused-to-outraged spectrum. On what planet is ESPN living that they think the people watching the 6th round of the NFL Draft want to see a musical interlude from OneRepublic? — Mikey Pizza (@SoulFooder) April 25, 2020 Who is this One Republic performance for? We’re in the 6th round of the draft.

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