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ESPN Getting Criticized For Video Shown During NFL Draft

A general view of the stage at the NFL Draft as the Seahawks are set to pick.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft kicked off from Nashville.

The Arizona Cardinals - despite rumors of a potential change - selected former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. The rest of the first round went as expected until the Pittsburgh Steelers made a bold jump up to select linebacker Devin Bush after trading with the Denver Broncos.

A few picks later, the Tennessee Titans selected Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons.

ESPN's coverage of the pick quickly turned controversial. The Worldwide Leader showed a video of Simmons in an altercation with a woman from when he was in high school.

Although Simmons has a checkered past, fans watching from home weren't happy with ESPN's decision to air the footage.

Here's some of the reaction.

NFL teams saw Simmons as a top-five talent in this year's draft, but his character concerns and injury history precipitated a fall to No. 19.

The star defensive lineman suffered a torn ACL while training for the NFL draft in February. He is expected to miss the full 2019 NFL season - which also likely played a part in his fall.

Stay tuned for the latest from the first round of the NFL draft.