CultureFriday 04.29.22

Criss Angel nails his prediction for the first three picks in the NFL Draft

American magician Criss Angel said he could predict the top three picks of round one of the NFL Draft — and he nailed it.

Prior to the picks, Angel sealed his predictions inside a locked box. As Angel unlocked the box in front of ESPN “College GameDay” hosts, he assured them: “No B.S.”

Angel removed a jar from the box containing an envelope with his picks. Co-host Desmond Howard confirmed the envelope was sealed and nothing was pre-arranged.

Referring to his selections for the top three picks, Angel said he "had a premonition,” as he opened the envelope and removed the sheet of paper with his picks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars had the top pick, and Angel correctly predicted the Jags would select Georgia defensive end, Travon Walker. Walker, though, was widely considered a favorite. But the Las Vegas showman also predicted the second pick — Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, who will be going to the Detroit Lions. 

The third pick was considered a “wild card,” so Angel blew minds when he predicted that the Houston Texans would pick former LSU cornerback, Derek Stingley Jr.

No wonder they call Angel “The Mind Freak.”

Recount Wire