Fantasy Draft Week starts with a bang

It was quite a first day of Fantasy Draft Week from the Liberty Theater in New York City. The day began with appearances from former NFL stars Jeff Garcia, Brian Westbrook and Fred Taylor.

It included a slew of fantasy leagues drafting live, including our featured group — Christian’s Crew — who was fortunate enough to have the first round of their draft announced live by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. That group wasn’t afraid to think outside the box, selecting three wide receivers, and Darren McFadden in the first round.

But when it came to bold picks, the Run DMC selection got a run for its money from Ike, who used his third-round pick on Ryan Mathews.

Still, he was better off than his league-mate, Vladimir, who took Percy HarvinDennis Pitta and Jeremy Maclin with consecutive picks. He obviously hasn’t been visiting

Things concluded with a live taping of NFL Fantasy LIVE that showcased an interview with Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard.

All in all, it was an eventful first day in the Big Apple. There certainly will be plenty more to come before the week is done.

— Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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