It was not Roger Goodell’s finest hour. But then it hasn’t been his finest year. It was bad enough that he had no No. 1 pick to welcome into the NFL with an enormous hug and, for that matter, no No. 2 pick. Both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota opted to stay home with family and friends, leaving Goodell alone on a stage that looked very, very big.
Maybe that explains why he suddenly stumbled over the pronunciation of the No. 2 pick, announcing that the Tennessee Titans would take “Marcus Marioto.”