Editor: I watched the NFL draft in its entirety for the first time. It was uplifting and sometimes informative — until Dwayne Haskins Jr. was drafted and interviewed.

He acted like a spoiled brat. How ungrateful. Yes, he fell in the standings, but he was drafted in the first round to a team that will hopefully benefit from his skills.

How could he act like he did — pouting, sounding disrespectful and essentially disgruntled? I certainly hope he can handle the rigors of the NFL. If this is his level of maturity, I am doubtful.

Soon after the Haskins interview, Josh Jacobs was drafted. I had no clue who this young man was, but his story brought tears to my eyes. Here’s a guy who never had a bed until college, and he is smiling and grateful.

As the announcer said, he is respected in the locker room and possibly has worked through the trials of his childhood with the help of a loving parent.

I feel like buying a Josh Jacobs jersey, and I am not an Oakland Raiders fan.

Patty Long, via email

Patty: I didn’t watch the first round of the draft live, so I’m not sure if the interview I saw with a huffy Haskins was the same one you encountered. But all athletes seek motivation, and he can use his draft slip to feed the chip on his shoulder. At least until that first NFL paycheck comes in.

Editor: I suppose Brad Marchand is one of those players who you love if he’s on your team and hate if he plays for anyone else.

As a fan of the Jackets, I did not appreciate how he broke Cam Atkinson’s stick with his blade just before a faceoff in overtime. If the Bruins player hadn’t been kicked out of the faceoff, they would have had an advantage because Atkinson wouldn’t have been able to use a broken stick.

Why was Marchand allowed to get away with this? Isn’t that a penalty? It’s sure not a hockey play.

Mike Martin, Columbus

Mike: Apparently officials didn’t see it, or perhaps they swallowed their whistles — neither of which is an excuse that holds water. The only silver lining, I suppose, is that Marchand kept his tongue in his mouth.

Ray: Regarding the quarterback carousel that exists today in college football and the mentality of “play me now or I’m outta here,” wouldn’t Ohio State be wise to forgo redshirting QBs in the future since their chances of staying are slim?

And while recruiting five-star quarterback prospects is exciting, that may not be the way to build a long-term commitment or team continuity.

Doug Hartman, via email

Doug: On point one: Yes, I agree, play your hotshot quarterback as soon as you can or risk watching him walk away. On point two: No, OSU should not resort to recruiting three-stars who stay four years over five-star prospects. Talent always wins.