The 2023 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday night, as the final rounds played out in Kansas City and the New York Jets finalised their selection of rookies.

There was one fun twist in the tail on Saturday evening when the draft went away from KC however: all the way to London.

With their first fourth round pick, 120th overall, the New York Jets made the pick announcement live from the talkSPORT offices near London Bridge, with six Jets & Bears NFL Girls Flag participants joining radio host Will Gavin for a special presentation.

The Jets selected Carter Warren with the pick, an offensive lineman out of Pittsburgh, who actually grew up a Jets fan in the New Jersey area.

It marks the second time in as many years that the Jets have made a live draft selection from London, following Nick Mangold’s broadcast from the top of the Shard in 2022, when Max Mitchell joined the roster – also making it 2 for 2 in terms of offensive tackles selected here in the UK.

It also helped shine a light on the ongoing Jets & Bears NFL Girls Flag league, which is underway now, with weekly games taking place at Ealing Trailfinders in West London.

Maryam Hashi, 12, was chosen as the lead announcer and did an outstanding job – her Fielding School team will be in action on Thursday, hoping some strong results can boost their chances at winning the inaugural Championship, with the finals taking place on May 22nd.

For more information on the league and teams, please visit the Girls Flag page of our website.