2018 NFL DRAFT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET
ON THURSDAY NIGHT,
PROSPECTS TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT
prospects are confirmed to attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in
Arlington, Texas, the NFL announced today.
– 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.
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
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.
confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
2018 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES
83rd Annual National Football League Player Selection
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
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.
Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone
communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
New York Jets
Browns (from Houston)
Colts (from New York Jets)
Bengals (from Buffalo)
(from Kansas City)
(from Los Angeles Rams)
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