2019 NFL Draft First-Round Order

 

Following is the 2019 NFL Draft first round order. The first round will start on Thursday, April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 26 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 27.

2019 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER​

 

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Team Win Loss Tie Winning Percentage Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie Strength of Schedule
1. Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 134 120 2 .527
                   
2. San Francisco 49ers 4 12 0 .250 128 126 2 .504
3. New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 128 125 3 .506
4. Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 139 115 2 .547
                   
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 133 121 2 .523
6. New York Giants 5 11 0 .313 135 121 0 .527
7. Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 140 115 1 .549
                   
8. Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 127 125 4 .504
9. Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 133 121 2 .523
10. Denver Broncos 6 10 0 .375 133 121 2 .523
11. Cincinnati Bengals 6 10 0 .375 135 117 4 .535
                   
12. Green Bay Packers 6 9 1 .406 124 130 2 .488
                   
13. Miami Dolphins 7 9 0 .438 119 135 2 .469
14. Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 122 131 3 .482
15. Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 124 131 1 .486
16. Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 129 125 2 .508
   
17. Cleveland Browns 7 8 1 .469 131 123 2 .516
                   
18. Minnesota Vikings 8 7 1 .531 128 126 2 .504
                   
19. Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 133 123 0 .520
                   
20. Pittsburgh Steelers 9 6 1 .594 128 126 2 .504
                   
21. Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 123 131 2 .484
22. Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 125 127 4 .496
                   
23. Houston Texans 11 5 0 .688 120 135 1 .471
                   
24. Chicago Bears

(traded to Oakland)

12 4 0 .750 108 144 4 .430
                   
25. Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 0 .563 132 123 1 .518
                   
26. Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 119 137 0 .465
27. Dallas Cowboys

(traded to Oakland)

10 6 0 .625 125 131 0 .488
                   
28. Los Angeles Chargers 12 4 0 .750 121 133 2 .477
                   
29. Kansas City Chiefs 12 4 0 .750 122 132 2 .480
                   
30. New Orleans Saints

(traded to Green Bay)

13 3 0 .813 122 131 3 .482
                   
31. Los Angeles Rams 13 3 0 .813 122 132 2 .480
                   
32. New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 122 131 3 .482
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Las Vegas to host 2020 NFL Draft

The 85th NFL Draft will take place on April 23-25, 2020 in Las Vegas on and around the iconic Las Vegas Strip, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today.

The announcement was made in Dallas at the NFL’s December meeting following a review of the proposal by the Super Bowl & Major Events Committee and full ownership. This is the result of a comprehensive evaluation process over the past several months of plans submitted by various cities to host the 2020 NFL Draft.

“The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas,” said Commissioner Goodell. “We look forward to working with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration of football for our fans, the incoming prospects and partners.”

As part of the event, the NFL Draft Experience – a massive free football festival – will enable fans of all teams to participate and test their football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

“The Raiders are very excited for Las Vegas and are proud to help host the 2020 NFL Draft,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis. “Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and will provide a tremendous experience for the NFL and its fans.”

“We’re thrilled to be selected for this special event and cannot wait to show the NFL and the world a true Las Vegas experience for the draft,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “The eyes of football fans from around the world will be on Las Vegas in 2020, and our resort partners on the Las Vegas Strip will ensure the draft is as entertaining as our destination.”

The NFL Draft has grown into one of the biggest and most-anticipated sporting events of the year. The 2018 event set a record as the highest-rated and most-watched Draft ever, eclipsing the previous record set in 2014.

The 2018 Draft marked the first time that the entirety of the event was aired on broadcast television, which helped attract more than 45 million total viewers over the three days of coverage. The event also created tremendous fan engagement across social platforms with the 2018 NFL Draft being the second-most talked about sports event of the year so far, behind only Super Bowl LII.

 

DRAFT LOCATION HISTORY

Draft Location City
1936 Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
1937 Hotel Lincoln New York
1938 Hotel Sherman Chicago
1939 Hotel New Yorker New York
1940 Schroeder Hotel Milwaukee
1941 Willard Hotel Washington, D.C.
1942-44 Palmer House Chicago
1945-47 Hotel Commodore New York
1948 Hotel Fort Pitt Pittsburgh
1949-50 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel Philadelphia
1951 Blackstone Hotel Chicago
1952 Hotel Statler New York
1953-54 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel Philadelphia
1955 Warwick Hotel New York
1956 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel (Rounds 1-3) Philadelphia
Ambassador Hotel (Rounds 4-30) Los Angeles
1957 Warwick Hotel (Rounds 1-4) Philadelphia
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel (Rounds 5-30) Philadelphia
1958-61 Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
1962-64 Sheraton Hotel Chicago
1965-66 Summit Hotel New York
1967 Hotel Gotham New York
1968-71 Belmont Plaza Hotel New York
1972 Essex House New York
1973-74 Americana Hotel New York
1975 Hilton Hotel New York
1976-78 Roosevelt Hotel New York
1979 Waldorf New York
1980-83 Sheraton Hotel New York
1984-85 Omni Park Central Hotel New York
1986-94 Marriott Marquis New York
1995-2004 Theatre at Madison Square Garden New York
2005 Jacob Javits Convention Center New York
2006-2014 Radio City Music Hall New York
2015-16 Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University Chicago
2017 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia
2018 AT&T Stadium Dallas
2019 Downtown Nashville Nashville
2020 Las Vegas Las Vegas

Nashville to host 2019 NFL Draft

The 84th NFL Draft will take place on April 25-27, 2019 in Nashville, incorporating iconic city landmarks across the Music City stretching from Lower Broadway to Nissan Stadium.

The announcement was made today at the annual Spring League Meeting in Atlanta following a review of the proposal by the Super Bowl & Major Events Advisory Committee and full ownership. This is the result of a comprehensive evaluation process over the past several months of plans submitted by various cities to host the 2019 NFL Draft.

“Following an exciting and successful event in Dallas, we’re thrilled to take the NFL Draft to Nashville. The city has a passionate fan base and offers iconic locations that will enable us to expand the Draft in unique ways,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “We look forward to working with the Tennessee Titans, the City of Nashville, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp to deliver a memorable celebration of football to our fans and incoming players.”

The NFL Draft returns to primetime with Round 1 on Thursday, April 25. Rounds 2 and 3 will follow on Friday, April 26, and Rounds 4-7 will conclude the event on Saturday, April 27.

As part of the event, the NFL Draft Experience Presented By Oikos Triple Zero®  a massive free football festival – will allow fans of all teams to participate and test their football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Draft Experience will be open all three days of the event.

“We are thrilled for the city of Nashville, our fans and our team, that we have been selected to host the 2019 NFL Draft,” said AMY ADAMS STRUNK, Tennessee Titans Controlling Owner. “The city and the Titans put a lot of effort into this proposal and we can’t wait to see it come to life next year. I personally would like to thank Commissioner Goodell and the NFL for this opportunity; Metro Nashville Government, led by Mayor David Briley; Butch Spyridon at the CVC; Scott Ramsey at the Sports Council; and all those who have contributed to this effort. Nashville is known as an entertainment destination and we look forward to showing the football world what that looks like on a very big stage.”

“Nashville is honored to host the 2019 NFL Draft. We are prepared to deliver a unique Music City experience and an NFL-caliber event,” said Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp President and CEO BUTCH SPYRIDON. “I would like to thank the Titans and owner, Amy Adams Strunk, for their support and the NFL for their confidence.”

The NFL Draft has grown into one of the biggest and most-anticipated sporting events of the year. The 2018 event set a record as the highest-rated and most-watched Draft ever, eclipsing the previous record set in 2014. The 2018 Draft marked the first time that the entirety of the event was aired on broadcast television, which helped attract more than 45 million total viewers over three days of coverage. The Draft achieved a combined 3.57 HH rating and average of 5.5 million viewers across NFL Network, FOX, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The event also created tremendous fan engagement across social platforms with the 2018 NFL Draft being the second-most talked about sports event of the year so far, behind only Super Bowl LII.

Ex-U of Tennessee RB John Kelly: ‘I can’t run everybody over, but I can sure hell try’

As we enter Day 3 of the NFL Draft, there is still a lot of talent on the board for teams to select from, including former University of Tennessee RB John Kelly.

Due to his size(5′ 10″, 216 pounds) and versatility, many have compared Kelly to his former Vols’ teammate and current New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara, and according to Kelly, it’s a comparison he has no problem with:

“Me and Alvin always pushed each other at practice, and we always competed with each other, but I got a chance to learn a lot from Alvin,” Kelly told the Go4it podcast with host Paul Gant. “So, I was glad to have a guy like that be a role model for me when I got here(Tennessee), and I was glad to take some his game and put it into mine, so I definitely ain’t mad about the comparison.”

When you watch Kelly, one thing that stands out is his running style. The Detroit native runs with a lot of aggression. Kelly’s focus is getting as much yardage as possible, and putting a little hurt on the defense:

“Whenever I’m out there, and I get a chance to run the ball, I’m just trying to inflict pain on people,” Kelly said. “Back when I first started playing football, I was playing it because I remember I heard, I forgot who I heard say it, but they said, ‘football is the only sport where you can really hurt somebody and not go to jail for it.’ So, I fell in love with the physicality of the sport, for sure. Once I started to get a little older, I realized that I can’t run everybody over, but I can sure hell try.”

Some feel with his size that Kelly will have to adjust his running style on the next level, but Kelly does not plan on changing. The one piece of advice that Kamara gave Kelly was “to be himself,” and he plans on doing just that, with the addition of a few “tricks.”

“I will be able to add new weapons to my arsenal once I get on that next level, but as far as switching it up, I don’t know about all of that. But, I think I got a lot of tricks in my bag, so I feel I’m going to break out some new tricks when the time is right,” Kelly said.

According to Kelly, he worked out for the Buccaneers, 49ers, Broncos, and Patriots.

Last season at Tennessee, Kelly ran for 789 yards and nine touchdowns and had 37 receptions for 299 yards, which were solid numbers, especially when you consider that some around Tennessee thought Kelly was underutilized.

Kelly does have a court case pending due to be cited for misdemeanor drug possession last October, so some may have questions about his character, but in talking to Kelly, he seems confident that all of the negativity is behind him.

According to NFL.COM, Kelly is expected to go in the 4th-round. Based on his ability, some team might be getting a good prospect in John Kelly.

Listen to the complete interview below:

 

Mike VIck: ‘For the record, I never lost to Dallas(WATCH)

The NFL Draft brings together both players old and new. One of the fun parts of the draft is when players from the past get to announce the picks for their former teams.

Tonight, former NFL QB Mike Vick got his chance to announce the 2nd-round pick for his former team the Atlanta Falcons, and he did not disappoint as he gave the crowd in Dallas the business.

Take a listen:

https://twitter.com/fearthe_beard11/status/990033840285540353

By the way, Vick lost three times to Dallas, but two of those three losses were as a starter.

2018 NFL Draft notes from Round 1

In a surprise move, the Cleveland choose former Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield number one in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Here are some notes from the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

QUINTET OF QBSFive quarterbacks – Oklahoma’s BAKER MAYFIELD (No. 1 overall, Cleveland), USC’s SAM DARNOLD (No. 3, New York Jets), Wyoming’s JOSH ALLEN (No. 7, Buffalo), UCLA’s JOSH ROSEN(No. 10, Arizona) and Louisville’s LAMAR JACKSON (No. 32, Baltimore) – were selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

It marks the third time that at least five quarterbacks have been selected in the Draft’s opening round since the inception of the common draft in 1967. The 1983 NFL Draft holds the record with six quarterbacks selected in the first round, including Pro Football Hall of Famers JOHN ELWAYJIM KELLY and DAN MARINO.

The four quarterbacks selected in the top ten – Mayfield, Darnold, Allen and Rosen – are the most in a single draft since the inception of the common draft era in 1967.

THE NFL DRAFTS WITH THE MOST QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND
(since 1967)

1983 6 (John Elway*, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly*, Tony Eason, Ken O’Brien, Dan Marino*)
2018 5 (Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson)
1999 5 (Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith, Daunte Culpepper, Cade McNown)
*Pro Football Hall of Famer

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

HEISMAN QBSThe Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma QB BAKER MAYFIELD with the first overall pick and the Baltimore Ravens chose Louisville quarterback LAMAR JACKSON with the 32nd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Mayfield, who won the Heisman in 2017, and Jackson, who won the award in 2016, are the third pair of Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks to be selected in the same draft since 1967.

THE NFL DRAFTS WITH MULTIPLE HEISMAN TROPHY WINNING QUARTERBACKS SELECTED
(since 1967)

YEAR NAME COLLEGE NO. CHOSEN TEAM
2018 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 1 Cleveland
  Lamar Jackson Louisville 32 Baltimore
2015 Jameis Winston Florida State 1 Tampa Bay
  Marcus Mariota Oregon 2 Tennessee
2010 Sam Bradford Oklahoma 1 St. Louis
  Tim Tebow Florida 25 Denver

 

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

FOOTBALL IS FAMILYLB TREMAINE EDMUNDS (No. 16, Buffalo) and S TERRELL EDMUNDS (No. 28, Pittsburgh) are the first pair of brothers to be selected in the first round of the same NFL Draft.

Tremaine and Terrell’s brother, TREY EDMUNDS, is a running back for the New Orleans Saints. Their father, FERRELL EDMUNDS, was a two-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end during his seven-year NFL career with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks. 

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

TOP BACKSThe New York Giants selected Penn State RB SAQUON BARKLEY with the second choice of the 2018 NFL Draft. Barkley’s selection marks the third consecutive draft in which a running back was chosen in the top five, tied for the third-longest such streak in the common draft era.

Barkley is the highest running back selected since REGGIE BUSH in 2006 (No. 2 overall, New Orleans).

THE MOST CONSECUTIVE NFL DRAFTS WITH A RUNNING BACK SELECTED IN THE TOP FIVE

(SINCE 1967)

DRAFTS YEARS
5 1974-78
4 1998-2001
3 2016-18*
3 1993-95
*Active streak

— 2018 NFL DRAFT — 

TEAMMATES IN THE TRENCHESNotre Dame offensive linemen QUENTON NELSON (No. 6, Indianapolis) and MIKE MC GLINCHEY (No. 9, San Francisco) are the third pair of offensive line teammates from the same college to each be selected in the top ten of the NFL Draft since 1967.

THE NFL DRAFTS WITH OFFENSIVE LINE TEAMMATES SELECTED IN THE TOP 10
(since 1967)

YEAR NAME COLLEGE NO. CHOSEN TEAM
2018 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame 6 Indianapolis
  Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame 9 San Francisco
1991 Charles McRae Tennessee 7 Tampa Bay
  Antone Davis Tennessee 8 Philadelphia
1968 Ron Yary* USC 1 Minnesota
  Mike Taylor USC 10 Pittsburgh
*Pro Football Hall of Famer

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

BOOMING BUCKEYESOhio State CB DENZEL WARD was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the fourth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, marking the fifth Buckeye defensive back to be drafted in the first round since 2016.

Ohio State becomes the first school in the common draft era to have five defensive backs selected in the first round over a three-year span.

THE OHIO STATE DEFENSIVE BACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PAST THREE NFL DRAFTS

YEAR NAME NO. CHOSEN TEAM
2018 Denzel Ward 4 Cleveland
2017 Marshon Lattimore 11 New Orleans
2017 Malik Hooker 15 Indianapolis
2017 Gareon Conley 24 Oakland
2016 Eli Apple 10 New York Giants

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

ROLL TIDE: Alabama DB MINKAH FITZPATRICK (No. 11 overall, Miami), DT DA’RON PAYNE (No. 13, Washington), LB RASHAAN EVANS (No. 22, Tennessee) and WR CALVIN RIDLEY (No. 26, Atlanta) were each selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Crimson Tide, who have had at least one player selected in the first round in each of the past 10 drafts, passed Florida (1983-91) for the second-longest consecutive streak of players drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967.

Miami (1995-2008) holds the longest streak with 14 consecutive drafts having at least one player selected in the first round.

THE LONGEST CONSECUTIVE STREAK WITH AT LEAST ONE PLAYER SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

YEAR SCHOOL CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
1995-2008 Miami 14
2009-2018 Alabama 10*
1983-1991 Florida 9
*Active streak

— 2018 NFL DRAFT —

QUICK HITSOther items of note from tonight’s first round…

  • USC’s SAM DARNOLD and UCLA’s JOSH ROSEN became the first pair of quarterbacks from the same conference to be selected in the top ten since the 2012 NFL Draft (Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill of the Big 12).
  • North Carolina State DE BRADLEY CHUBB (No. 5 overall, Denver) is the third player in school history to be selected with a top-five pick in the common draft era, joining DE Mario Williams (No. 1, 2006) and QB Philip Rivers (No. 4, 2004).
  • Georgia’s ROQUAN SMITH was selected eighth overall by the Chicago Bears. Smith became the fifth defensive player from Georgia to be selected with a top-ten pick in the common draft era, joining Leonard Floyd (2016), Johnathan Sullivan (2003), Richard Seymour (2001) and Champ Bailey (1999).
  • Tackles MIKE MC GLINCHEY (No. 9 overall, San Francisco) and KOLTON MILLER (No. 15, Oakland) were both selected in the first round. At least two offensive tackles have been selected in the first round of 12 consecutive NFL Drafts and in 27 of the past 28 drafts dating back to 1991.
  • With the selections of Arkansas C FRANK RAGNOW (No. 20 overall, Detroit) and Ohio State C BILLY PRICE (No. 21, Cincinnati), the 2018 NFL Draft marks the fifth time in NFL Draft history that multiple centers were selected in the first round of a single draft and the first time since 2009 (Alex Mack and Eric Wood).
  • San Diego State RB RASHAAD PENNY (No. 27 overall, Seattle) is the second running back in school history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in the common draft era, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK, who was selected No. 2 overall by Indianapolis in 1994.
  • UCF DB MIKE HUGHES (No. 30 overall, Minnesota) is the first defensive player in school history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Mayock has Sam Darnold going No. 1 to Cleveland

The 2018 NFL Draft, which will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX,  is less than 24 hours away.  All the workouts, all the interviews, and all the scouting is done.

Now, it’s time to make the selections.

Here is how the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock sees Round 1:

1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold, QB (USC)

2. New York Giants – Saquon Barkley, RB (Penn State)

3. New York Jets – Baker Mayfield, QB (Oklahoma)

4. Cleveland Browns – Bradley Chubb, DE (N.C. State)

5. Denver Broncos – Quenton Nelson, G (Notre Dame)

6. Buffalo Bills (trade with Indianapolis Colts) – Josh Allen, QB (Wyoming)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James, S (Florida State)

8. Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith, LB (Georgia)

9. San Francisco 49ers – Denzel Ward, CB (Ohio State)

10. Oakland Raiders – Mike McGlinchey, OT (Notre Dame)

11. Miami Dolphins – Tremaine Edmunds, LB (Virginia Tech)

12. Indianapolis Colts (trade with Buffalo Bills) – Minkah Fitzpatrick, S (Alabama)

13. Washington Redskins – Vita Vea, DT (Washington)

14. Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander, CB (Louisville)

15. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen, QB (UCLA)

16. Baltimore Ravens – Lamar Jackson, QB (Louisville)

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne, DT (Alabama)

18. Seattle Seahawks – Marcus Davenport, DE (UTSA)

19. Dallas Cowboys – Courtland Sutton, WR (SMU)

20. Detroit Lions – Harold Landry, DE (Boston College)

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Frank Ragnow, C (Arkansas)

22. Indianapolis Colts (trade with Buffalo Bills) – Isaiah Wynn, OT (Georgia)

23. New England Patriots – Kolton Miller, OT (UCLA)

24. Carolina Panthers – Calvin Ridley, WR (Alabama)

25. Tennessee Titans – Rashaan Evans, LB (Alabama)

26. Atlanta Falcons – Taven Bryan, DT (Florida)

27. New Orleans Saints – DJ Moore, WR (Maryland)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sony Michel, RB (Georgia)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Hayden Hurst, TE (South Carolina)

30. Minnesota Vikings – Will Hernandez, G (UTEP)

31. New England Patriots – James Daniels, C (Iowa)

32. Philadelphia Eagles – Derrius Guice, RB (LSU)

The NFL Draft will get underway at 8 PM ET on Thursday and will conclude on Saturday.

List of Special Guests to Announce 2018 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL will honor outstanding members of the community throughout the three-day celebration at the 2018 NFL Draft. Special guests will take part in the excitement of the Draft by announcing various picks and participating in festivities in Dallas.

 Salute to Service

The NFL will honor and welcome active duty service members, veterans and their families at events throughout Draft Week.

On Thursday, April 26 a joint color guard from Joint Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth will join talent on-stage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.

On Friday, April 27, the NFL will continue to honor our Nation’s heroes in unique ways, including military appreciation moments during Rounds 2 and 3.

During Round 2 the NFL will team with the Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) to honor Army Capt. ELLERY RAY WALLACE, a Texas native, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Wallace’s wife and four children will accompany Cowboys Legend BOB LILLY on-stage to announce the Cowboys’ Round 2 pick.

In addition, the NFL is teaming with the USO, TAPS and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to host active duty service members from all five branches of the military and veterans as guests at the Draft for all three days.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® 

St. Jude patient AUSTIN will join COMMISSIONER GOODELL onstage at AT&T Stadium to announce the Denver Broncos’ Round 1 pick on Thursday, April 26. This week, Austin, Broncos’ fan, joined NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute” to break the news and analyze the team’s Draft needs – watch here.

An aspiring NFL broadcaster, Austin, 17, from New Mexico, was diagnosed with oligoastrocytoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of two and has been in remission since 2007. Today, as a junior in high school, Austin is an announcer for a sports radio show in his hometown and is an on-air personality and prep sports statistician for local ESPN radio in New Mexico.

NFL PLAY 60 is the “official champion of play” at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to give all kids the chance to PLAY 60 and lead active and healthy lives. Earlier this year, during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network host RICH EISEN ran the 14th annual ‘Run Rich Run’ 40-yard dash to benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 Youth and High School Football

ROUND 1

Football captains from six Arlington ISD schools will take the stage alongside COMMISSIONER GOODELL and represent the Dallas Cowboys during their Round 1 pick. ​

Below is the list of high schools whose football players will be represented:

  • Arlington High School
  • Bowie High School
  • Juan Seguin High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Martin High School
  • Sam Houston High School

ROUND 6

Round 6 of the NFL Draft will be Play Football-themed and celebrate youth and high school football participants across the country. Youth football players from NFL FLAG and local youth and high school football have been selected by NFL Clubs to announce Round 6 picks from various locations throughout the country.

ROUND 7

Fuel Up to Play 60 Draft Student Ambassador, TRINITY WILLIAMS, will be recognized on-stage during the Cowboys’ Round 7 selection.

 

NFL Legends and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Recognition

Thirty-two NFL Legends, one representing each team, will be featured in Round 2. Eleven Pro Football Hall of Fame members will announce picks: JIM BROWNWILLIE BROWN, JERRY KRAMER, WILLIE LANIER, BOB LILLY, ANDRE REED, MIKE SINGLETARY, DWIGHT STEPHENSON, LADAINIAN TOMLINSON, AENEAS WILLIAMS and ROD WOODSON.

Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and represents the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

Below is the list of former players scheduled to make selections in Round 2, as well as Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year national and team winners announcing Round 3 picks.

**Bold designates Hall of Famers

**Teams selected players to be honored regardless of whether the team possesses a Round 2 or Round 3 pick.

 

Team Round 2 Round 3
Arizona Cardinals Aeneas Williams Deuce Lutui
Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick Ben Garland
Baltimore Ravens Todd Heap Edwin Mulitalo
Buffalo Bills Andre Reed Fred Jackson
Carolina Panthers Jordan Gross Jason Baker
Chicago Bears Mike Singletary Charles Tillman
Cincinnati Bengals T.J. Houshmandzadeh Michael Johnson
Cleveland Browns Jim Brown Randall Telfer
Dallas Cowboys Bob Lilly Travis Frederick
Denver Broncos Steve Atwater Ed McCaffrey
Detroit Lions Nate Burleson Stephen Tulloch
Green Bay Packers Jerry Kramer Brad Jones
Houston Texans Kevin Walter Kris Brown
Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai Gary Brackett
Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Brunell Brad Meester
Kansas City Chiefs Priest Holmes Willie Lanier
Los Angeles Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson Darrell Stuckey
Los Angeles Rams Henry Ellard Rodger Saffold
Miami Dolphins Dwight Stephenson Reshad Jones
Minnesota Vikings Keith Millard Robert Griffith
New England Patriots Deion Branch Ty Warren
New Orleans Saints Marques Colston Roman Harper
New York Giants Justin Tuck Chris Canty
New York Jets Laveranues Coles Quincy Enunwa
Oakland Raiders Willie Brown Bruce Irvin
Philadelphia Eagles David Akers Harold Carmichael
Pittsburgh Steelers Rod Woodson Max Starks
San Francisco 49ers Merton Hanks Nate Clements
Seattle Seahawks Mack Strong Mack Strong
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber To Be Confirmed
Tennessee Titans Vince Young Wesley Woodyard
Washington Redskins Gary Clark Darrel Young

 

Fuel Up to Play 60

TRINITY WILLIAMS, a student at Frisco Heritage High School, will serve as the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) Student Reporter at the 2018 NFL Draft. As part of her experience, Williams will announce a Round 7 Draft pick on-stage at AT&T Stadium.

Day 3 Pick Announcements

As previously announced, NFL teams will announce their Day 3 selections for Rounds 4 to 6 of the 2018 NFL Draft from special locations of their choosing. Featuring special guests, clubs will make their picks from around the world, including military bases, state landmarks, and major attractions.

Here is a sampling of special team announcements during Day 3 of the NFL Draft:

  • BALTIMORE RAVENS: Former Raven and Hall of Fame Offensive Tackle JONATHAN ODGEN and HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ALL-STARS will make selections from the USS CONSTELLATION.
  • BUFFALO BILLS: Bills Legend THURMAN THOMAS and BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS COLLABORATIVE OF WESTERN NEW YORK (WNY) NFL FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM will announce picks from NIAGARA FALLS.
  • CLEVELAND BROWNS: Pro Football Hall of Fame President DAVID BAKER and youth football players will make selections from the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.
  • JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Team defensive linemen CALAIS CAMPBELL and YANNICK NGAKOUE will join Jaguars sweepstakes winners to announce Round 4 and 5 picks from LONDON. Back in Jacksonville, players from the JAGUARS’ 2018 GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL JAMBOREE will announce the team’s 6th Round Pick.
  • KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: FORT RILEY CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICE TEAMS will announce selections from FORT RILEY MILITARY BASE.
  • LOS ANGELES CHARGERS & LOS ANGELES RAMS: Pick announcements for both teams will occur at the construction site for the LA STADIUM AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AT HOLLYWOOD PARK. In addition, 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year ROBERT GARRETT will announce the Chargers’ Round 6 pick.
  • MIAMI DOLPHINS: The MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM will announce picks with the FAMILY OF SLAIN FOOTBALL COACH AARON FEIS from the DOLPHINS TRAINING FACILITY.
  • MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Members of the 2018 U.S. MEN’S OLYMPIC CURLING TEAM – the first ever U.S. curling gold medalists – will announce picks at the ST. PAUL CURLING CLUB.
  • NEW YORK JETS: BOOMER ESIASON and HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME PLAYERS will make picks from THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM.
  • OAKLAND RAIDERS: YOUTH AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS from Las Vegas will make selections from NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE.
  • PITTSBURGH STEELERS: UNITED STATES ARMY CAPTAIN AND BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT JOHN KELLY will make a pick announcement from Heinz Field along with his SERVICE DOG RANGER.
  • SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: From LUCASFILM, RON HOWARD, CHEWBACCA, STORMTROOPERS, and R2-D2 will make picks along with the SFPAL’S 49ERS PREP FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM.
  • TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: PARROT will deliver the team’s selection to a pick announcer at the PIRATE SHIP IN RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM.
  • TENNESSEE TITANS: Members of the TENNESSEE YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE to make picks from the GRAND OLE OPRY music stage.

Jim Brown on Barkley to Browns: ‘I would hope that they pick him number one’

For the Cleveland Browns, the past two seasons have been very forgettable. They went 1-15 in 2016, and 0-16 in 2017. That’s a combined record of 1-31 over the past two seasons.

One reason for the struggle is the Browns have not been able to find a franchise-caliber quarterback; partly because of their own doing. In the 2016 NFL Draft, they passed on Carson Wentz, while in the 2017 NFL Draft they passed on Deshaun Watson.

The Browns need a quarterback, and this draft has a few, but if it were up to Browns legend Jim Brown, Cleveland would draft a different position at one:

“I think Mr.(Saquon) Barkley would be a wonderful addition to the Cleveland Browns,” Brown tells TMZ Sports. “I would hope that they pick him number one, but of course, I don’t have all the information. I like him. I think he would make a great addition to the Cleveland Browns.”

The Browns have picks one and four, so if they don’t take a QB at one, they could take a QB at four.

We’ll see what direction the Brown go in on Thursday!