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2018 NFL Draft Recap – Round 1

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Source: http://blitzweekly.com/

On April 26, 2018, the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft kicked off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Here are the picks for each team:

No. 1: Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma

No 2: New York Giants – Saquan Barkley, Running Back, Penn State

No. 3: New York Jets – Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC

No. 4 Cleveland Browns: Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State

No. 5: Denver Broncos – Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, NC State

No. 6: Quenton Nelson, Guard, Notre Dame

No. 7: Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming

No. 8: Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith, Linebacker, Georgia

No. 9: San Francisco 49ers – Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

No. 10: Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA

No. 11: Miami Dolphins, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama

No. 12: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vita Vea, Defensive End, Washington

No. 13: Los Angeles Chargers – Derwin James, Safety, Florida State

No. 14: New Orleans Saints – Marcus Davenport, Defensive End, UTSA

No. 15: Oakland Raiders – Kolton Miller, Offensive Tackle, UCLA

No. 16: Buffalo Bills – Tremaine Edmunds, Linebacker, Virginia Tech.

No. 17: Los Angeles Chargers – Derwin James, Safety

No. 18: Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, Louisville

No. 19: Dallas Cowboys – Leighton Vander Esch, Linebacker, Boise State

No. 20: Detroit Lions – Frank Ragnow, Safety, Arkansas

No. 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Billy Price, Center, Ohio State

No. 23: New England Patriots – Isiah Wynn – Guard/Tackle, Georgia

No. 24: Carolina Panthers – D. J. Moore, Wide Receiver, Maryland

No. 25: Baltimore Ravens, Hayden Hurst, Tight End, Calfornia

No. 26: Atlanta Falcons – Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama

No. 27: Seattle Seahawks Rashaad Penny, Running Back, San Diego State

No. 28: Pittsburgh Steelers – Terrell Edmunds, Safety, Virginia Tech

No. 29: Jacksonville Jaguars – Taven Bryan, Defensive Tackle, Florida

No. 30: Minnesota Vikings – Mike Hughes, Cornerback, UCF

No. 31: New England Patriots – Sony Michel, Running Back, Georgia

No. 32: Baltimore Ravens – Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville

Round 2 of the NFL Draft will take place once again at AT&T Stadium Friday starting at 6pm Central on NFL Network, Fox, and ESPN.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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