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WATCH: Mathis' family full of cheers after draft selection

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Every year, some of the best moments that come from the NFL Draft are the raw emotions from players and their families following being drafted.

Just before the Commanders were set to draft Phidarian Mathis 47th overall, Ron Rivera gave the former Alabama defensive tackle a call. But once Washington's head coach delivered the good news, he could barely get another word in to Mathis and his family.

Why? Because the cheering on Mathis' end of the phone line was just too loud.

In the end, all Rivera could do was just smile.