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.
Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit
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.
Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested
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.”
Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN
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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