Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft took place Thursday night at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Here are some of the fantasy highlights and as well as a pick-by-pick summary.
+Baker Mayfield goes No. 1 overall
Browns surprise everyone by going with the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma.
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) April 28, 2018
Baker Mayfield is the first former walk-on to be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft.
Keep those dreams alive, walk-ons. pic.twitter.com/6hCctjeuJ2
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 27, 2018
+Barkley is a Giant
Penn State’s Saquon Barkley becomes highest-drafted RB since Reggie Bush in 2016. He offers top 10 potential in 2018.
Saquon Barkley’s run vs USC was magnificent. pic.twitter.com/cDSIHnkuxS
— Giants Daily (@NYGDaily) April 27, 2018
Forget draft capital for a second.
There is a team with (age when season starts)
Odell Beckham – 25 years old
Saquon Barkley – 21 years old
Evan Engram – 24 years old
Sterling Shepard – 25 years old
Good luck covering that
— Eliot Crist (@EliotCrist) April 27, 2018
+Most QB’s in Round 1 since 1999
No. 1 – Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) -> Browns
No. 3 – Sam Darnold (USC) -> Jets
No. 7 – Josh Allen (Wyoming) -> Bills
No. 10 – Josh Rosen (UCLA) -> Cardinals
No. 32 – Lamar Jackson (Louisville) -> Ravens
From Southern California to New York!
Jets select QB Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick pic.twitter.com/LTkHnTS5wW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 27, 2018
With the 7th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select QB Josh Allen.
📺: NFLN/FOX/ESPN pic.twitter.com/ddb1HRndNr
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 27, 2018
NFC West could have the best QB division for a while:
-Jared Goff (23)
-Russell Wilson (29)
-Jimmy Garoppolo (26)
-Josh Rosen (21)
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) April 27, 2018
Hard to imagine a better offensive coordinator for Lamar Jackson than Marty Mornhinweg, who had Michael Vick. The #Ravens likely have him sit a year, learn, then fully commit to a new offense for 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018
+Raiders trade for Bryant
Oakland sent the 79th overall pick to Pittsburgh to acquire the disgruntled, but talented walk-year wideout.
Martavis Bryant traded to Oakland for a 3rd Round Pick.
Love this trade for two reasons:
1. Bryant (athletic freak with a ton of upside) goes to a team that doesn’t hate his guts
2. This means one of Amari Cooper or Jordy Nelson moves to the slot (where both are better suited) pic.twitter.com/eUq5M2Vxa6
— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) April 27, 2018
+First-round Wide Receivers
No. 24 – D.J. Moore (Maryland) -> Panthers
No. 26 – Calvin Ridley (Alabama) -> Falcons
— Asher Wildman (@AsherWildMan6) April 27, 2018
Steve Smith on NFL Network had Cooper Kupp as last year’s WR1. Smiff’s WR1 this year comes from #Maryland:: “I love D.J. Moore. He is my spirit animal.”
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 27, 2018
+Late Round 1 running backs
No. 27 – Rashaad Penny (San Diego State) -> Seahawks
No. 31 – Sony Michel (Georgia) -> Patriots
Which late Round 1 RB will have a better fantasy season in 2018?
— Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) April 27, 2018
Here is a pick-by-pick summary:
|2||Giants||Saquon Barkley||RB||Penn State|
|4||Browns||Denzel Ward||CB||Ohio State|
|5||Broncos||Bradley Chubb||DE||N.C. State|
|6||Colts||Quenton Nelson||G||Notre Dame|
|9||49ers||Mike McGlinchey||OT||Notre Dame|
|16||Bills||Tremaine Edmunds||LB||Virginia Tech|
|17||Chargers||Derwin James||S||Florida State|
|19||Cowboys||Leighton Vander Esch||LB||Boise State|
|21||Bengals||Billy Price||C||Ohio State|
|25||Ravens||Hayden Hurst||TE||South Carolina|
|27||Seahawks||Rashaad Penny||RB||San Diego State|
|28||Steelers||Terrell Edmunds||S||Virginia Tech|
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