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NFL Draft 2018 Live Thread: First Round picks, trades, and live updates

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Follow along with round one of the 2018 NFL Draft all Thursday evening.

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It’s finally here. The 2018 NFL Draft is here, starting at 8:00 PM Eastern time tonight. The premier event of the NFL’s offseason begins, and the Green Bay Packers will go on the clock earlier than usual with the 14th overall selection.

That’s barring a trade up, of course, and rumor has it that the Packers are exploring the possibility of climbing the board for an earlier pick. That may make sense, as the draft’s top defensive backs are largely projected to be gone by the time Green Bay goes on the clock, and the team has been reported to be connected to each of Denzel Ward, Derwin James, and Minkah Fitzpatrick in some capacity.

Here at APC, we’ll be following the draft closely throughout the evening as well as commenting on the goings-on around the league. Keep your browsers locked here for our analysis and for an up-to-the-minute draft board and list of trades.

Finally, there have been requests from the APC community to avoid “tipping” or revealing picks in the comments if they have been leaked on Twitter but are not yet formally announced on the draft broadcast. Please wait to discuss players, picks, or trades until they are announced.

Thursday at the NFL Draft

What: Round One (10 minutes per pick)
When: 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: AT&T Stadium
How: NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX

NFL Draft 2018 -- First Round Results

Pick Team Player Position College Notes
Pick Team Player Position College Notes
1 CLE Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 NYG Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
3 NYJ Sam Darnold QB USC from IND
4 CLE Denzel Ward CB Ohio State from HOU
5 DEN Bradley Chubb DE NC State
6 IND Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame from NYJ
7 BUF Josh Allen QB Wyoming from TB
8 CHI Roquan Smith LB Georgia
9 SF Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
10 ARI Josh Rosen QB UCLA from OAK
11 MIA Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
12 TB Vita Vea DT Washington from CIN via BUF
13 WAS Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama
14 NO Marcus Davenport DE UTSA from GB
15 OAK Kolton Miller OT UCLA from ARI
16 BUF Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech from BAL
17 LAC Derwin James S Florida State
18 GB Jaire Alexander CB Louisville from SEA
19 DAL Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
20 DET Frank Ragnow C Arkansas
21 CIN Billy Price C Ohio State from BUF
22 BAL Rashaan Evans LB Alabama from KC via BUF via BAL
23 NE Isaiah Wynn OT Georgia from LAR
24 CAR D.J. Moore WR Maryland
25 BAL Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina from TEN
26 ATL Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
27 SEA Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State from NO via GB
28 PIT Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech
29 JAX Taven Bryan DT Florida
30 MIN Mike Hughes CB UCF
31 NE Sony Michel RB Georgia
32 BAL Lamar Jackson QB Louisville from PHI

Live Commentary from the APC Staff

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