It’s finally here!
Months after the Cotton Bowl win closed out Ohio State’s 2017 season, the moment more than a dozen Buckeyes have been waiting for is finally upon us: the 2018 NFL Draft.
Tonight marks the first round of the event, and will get underway at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network, ESPN/ESPN 2 and Fox. Each team will have 10 minutes to make their picks this round, and the Day 1 festivities should end just before midnight.
We know at least one Buckeye is expected to hear his name on Thursday, Denzel Ward, but there’s a chance that Billy Price and Sam Hubbard could end up sneaking into the first round too. All-in-all, there could be upwards of 8 to 9 Ohio State players picked throughout this draft weekend — and more should end up joining teams as undrafted free-agents.
We’ll update this post as each pick is made and debate teams’ choices in the comments.
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Round 1 Draft Order
1. Cleveland Browns — QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
Ugh. How many times are people going to bring up him “planting the flag in Ohio” after this pick? Probably, a lot. I don’t think he’ll be another Johnny Manziel, and his energy is definitely something the Browns organization and fan base could use. It’s hard to imagine much that could turn things around North of Columbus, but we’ll see.
2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)
3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis) — QB Sam Darnold (USC)
4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston) — CB Denzel Ward (Ohio State)
5. Denver Broncos — DE Bradley Chubb (NC State)
6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) — G Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)
7. Buffalo Bills (via trade w/ Tampa Bay) — QB Josh Allen
8. Chicago Bears — OLB Roquan Smith (Georgia)
9. San Francisco 49ers — OT Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame)
10. Arizona Cardinals (via trade w/ Oakland) — QB Josh Rosen (UCLA)
11. Miami Dolphins — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — DT Vita Vea (Washington)
13. Washington Redskins — DT Da’Ron Payne (Alabama)
14. New Orleans Saints (via trade w/ Green Bay) — DT Marcus Davenport (UTSA)
Packers got #27, #147, AND Next Year’s Saints #1 for #14— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) April 27, 2018
Great haul for Green Bay
15. Oakland Raiders — OT Kolton Miller (UCLA)
16. Buffalo Bills (via trade w/ Baltimore) — LB Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
17. Los Angeles Chargers — SAF Derwin James (FSU)
18. Green Bay Packers (via trade w/ Seattle) — CB Jaire Alexander (Louisville)
19. Dallas Cowboys — LB Leighton Vander Esch (Boise State)
20. Detroit Lions — C Frank Ragnow (Arkansas)
21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo) — C Billy Price (Ohio State)
22. Tennessee Titans (via trade w/ Baltimore) — LB Rashaan Evans (Alabama)
23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams) — OG Isaiah Wynn (Georgia)
24. Carolina Panthers — WR D.J. Moore (Maryland)
25. Baltimore Ravens — TE Hayden Hurst (South Carolina)
26. Atlanta Falcons — WR Calvin Ridley (Alabama)
27. Seattle Seahawks — RB Rashaad Penny (SDSU)
28. Pittsburgh Steelers — SAF Terrell Edmunds (Virginia Tech)
29. Jacksonville Jaguars — DT Taven Bryan (Florida)
30. Minnesota Vikings — CB Mike Hughes (UCF)
31. New England Patriots -- RB Sony Michel (Georgia)
32. Baltimore Ravens (via trade w/ Philadelphia) — QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville)