Twitter is so ridiculously massive that it’s hard to even wrap our heads around its vastness. It’s a place where people gather to rapid-fire share their unsolicited opinions and general disdain for pretty much everything.
Aside from being a dumping ground for people to post their most terrible thoughts with relative anonymity, Twitter provides regular people with unprecedented access to celebrities. Today, athletes have a much bigger stage than the one they compete on, and fans have the opportunity to throw verbal tomatoes at them should they choose to stand on it.
Well, maybe not all fans are on Twitter just to insult people, but sometimes that’s how it seems. Either way, the ability to follow and personally interact with athletes is what brings a lot of fans to Twitter. But because it’s so expansive, with people always coming and going, it’s hard to keep up with who’s worth following.
The NFL and NBA each held its draft in recent months, which means there’s a whole new batch of rookie athletes trying to navigate the Twittersphere as newly minted pros. Among the hundreds of rookies, there aren’t all that many who have already found their voice on social media and are worth a follow.
Of course there are at least 20—and here they are.