22 Prospects To Attend NFL Draft

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22 Prospects To Attend NFL Draft

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2018 NFL DRAFT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET

ON THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 26

22 PROSPECTS TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT

Twenty-two prospects are confirmed to attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the NFL announced today.

Three colleges – Alabama, Louisville and UCLA – will each have two players in attendance, while the Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with five prospects confirmed to attend the event. 

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 26 and continues Friday, April 27 with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 28 with Rounds 4-7.

The NFL Draft, which was held in Philadelphia last year, will be hosted in the state of Texas for the first time in league history.

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 

1)

Jaire Alexander

CB

Louisville

 

12)

Derrius Guice

RB

LSU

2)

Josh Allen

QB

Wyoming

 

13)

Josh Jackson

CB

Iowa

3)

Saquon Barkley

RB

Penn State

 

14)

Lamar Jackson

QB

Louisville

4)

Taven Bryan

DT

Florida

 

15)

Derwin James

S

Florida State

5)

Bradley Chubb

DE

North Carolina State

 

16)

Kolton Miller

T

UCLA

6)

Sam Darnold

QB

Southern California

 

17)

Josh Rosen

QB

UCLA

7)

Marcus Davenport

DE

Texas-San Antonio

 

18)

Roquan Smith

LB

Georgia

8)

Tremaine Edmunds

LB

Virginia Tech

 

19)

Leighton Vander Esch

LB

Boise State

9)

Rashaan Evans

LB

Alabama

 

20)

Vita Vea

DT

Washington

10)

Minkah Fitzpatrick

DB

Alabama

 

21)

Denzel Ward

CB

Ohio State

11)

Shaquem Griffin

LB

UCF

 

22)

Connor Williams

T

Texas

​2018 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES 

WHAT:

83rd Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.


WHERE:

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.


WHEN:

8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 26 (Round 1).

7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 27 (Rounds 2-3).

Noon ET, Saturday, April 28 (Rounds 4-7).


The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2017, the first round consumed three hours and 34 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and 27 minutes in 2017. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 29 minutes in 2017.



DRAFTING:

Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.



ROUNDS:

Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 26; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 27; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 28.

There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 15 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.

The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: Arizona, 33; Houston, 34; Denver, 35; Cincinnati, 36. Round 4: Green Bay, 33; Arizona, 34; New York Giants, 35 (Traded to Los Angeles Rams); New England, 36 (Traded to Los Angeles Rams); Dallas, 37. Round 5: Cincinnati, 33; Dallas, 34; Green Bay, 35; Dallas, 36 (Traded to Oakland); Green Bay, 37. Round 6: Green Bay, 33; Dallas, 34; Kansas City, 35 (Traded to Miami through Los Angeles Rams); Oakland, 36 (Traded to New England); Houston, 37; Oakland, 38; Minnesota, 39; Houston, 40; Baltimore, 41; Oakland, 42; Oakland, 43; Minnesota, 44. Round 7: Los Angeles Chargers, 33; Cincinnati, 34; Cincinnati, 35; Arizona, 36; Tampa Bay, 37; Atlanta, 38.


TIME LIMITS:

Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including Compensatory Picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.


TELEVISION & RADIO:

The 2018 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ESPN/ESPN 2, FOX and ABC, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn Radio.


INTERNET:

Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 26, NFL Now Live provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from NFL Network’s studios, alongside NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein. Brooks provides instant draft grades and analysis immediately following each selection, while Zierlein continuously ranks the best players still available. Throughout NFL Now Live’s coverage, NFL Network analysts such as Kurt Warner, David Carr, Reggie Bush and Charley Casserly join to provide their analysis of the selections, NFL Fantasy expert Michael Fabiano offers instant fantasy advice. Additionally, Adam Rank monitors social trends and fan reaction in real time. 

NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET for coverage of Rounds 2-3 and Saturday, April 28 at 12 Noon ET for coverage of Rounds 4-7, and is the only place to view the real-time announcement of every pick of the entire 2018 NFL Draft. 

NFL Now Live can be accessed at NFL.com/Draft and through the official mobile app of the NFL, NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as the NFL app on connected TV devices and on desktop and tablet devices such as the NFL app on Windows 10.


MOBILE:

Live NFL Network coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers.


2018 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER 

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Team

1.

Cleveland Browns

2.

New York Giants

3.

New York Jets (from Indianapolis)

4.

Cleveland Browns (from Houston)

5.

Denver Broncos

6.

Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets)

7.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8.

Chicago Bears

9.

San Francisco 49ers

10.

Oakland Raiders

11.

Miami Dolphins

12.

Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati)

13.

Washington Redskins

14.

Green Bay Packers

15.

Arizona Cardinals

16.

Baltimore Ravens

17.

Los Angeles Chargers

18.

Seattle Seahawks

19.

Dallas Cowboys

20.

Detroit Lions

21.

Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo)

22.

Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City)

23

New England (from Los Angeles Rams)

24.

Carolina Panthers

25.

Tennessee Titans

26.

Atlanta Falcons

27.

New Orleans Saints

28.

Pittsburgh Steelers

29.

Jacksonville Jaguars

30.

Minnesota Vikings

31.

New England Patriots

32.

Philadelphia Eagles

 

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