Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was the talk of Twitter during the 2014 NFL draft

Friday May 9th, 2014

Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel was selected by the Browns with the 22nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was the talk of social media during the first night of the NFL draft, as he sat patiently, drank lots of water and waited while team after team passed on him.

According to information provided by Twitter, more than 6.4 million tweets containing terms related to the draft were sent between 8 p.m. EST and midnight. 

What got most people talking was what the Browns and Dallas Cowboys were going to do with their picks. The Cowboys selected Notre Dame tackle Zach Martin, to the dismay of some fans of "America's Team."

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Twitter says the following were the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation (measured in tweets per minute, or TPM) during the draft telecast. All three picks involved speculation that Manziel might be the selection.

1. Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) drafted No. 22 by Cleveland Browns (10:43 p.m. ET): 81,817 TPM

2. Zack Martin ( @thegob70) drafted No. 16 by the Dallas Cowboys (9:54 pm ET): 70,952 TPM

3. Justin Gilbert (@JGil_4)drafted No.8 by the Cleveland Browns (9:05 p.m. ET): 62,861 TPM

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