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22 Prospects to Attend NFL Draft; Not Baker Mayfield

Here is the official press release from the NFL that shows what players will be attending the NFL draft in person. It also includes the draft order and time limits.

The biggest names that will not be in attendance are QB Baker Mayfield and G Quenton Nelson.

22 PROSPECTS TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT

Twenty-two prospects are confirmed to attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the NFL announced today.

Three colleges – Alabama, Louisville and UCLA – will each have two players in attendance, while the Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with five prospects confirmed to attend the event.

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 26 and continues Friday, April 27 with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 28 with Rounds 4-7.

The NFL Draft, which was held in Philadelphia last year, will be hosted in the state of Texas for the first time in league history.

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 12) Derrius Guice RB LSU
2) Josh Allen QB Wyoming 13) Josh Jackson CB Iowa
3) Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 14) Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
4) Taven Bryan DT Florida 15) Derwin James S Florida State
5) Bradley Chubb DE North Carolina State 16) Kolton Miller T UCLA
6) Sam Darnold QB Southern California 17) Josh Rosen QB UCLA
7) Marcus Davenport DE Texas-San Antonio 18) Roquan Smith LB Georgia
8) Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 19) Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
9) Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 20) Vita Vea DT Washington
10) Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama 21) Denzel Ward CB Ohio State
11) Shaquem Griffin LB UCF 22) Connor Williams T Texas

​2018 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES 

WHAT: 83rd Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 26 (Round 1).
7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 27 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, April 28 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2017, the first round consumed three hours and 34 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and 27 minutes in 2017. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 29 minutes in 2017.

DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 26; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 27; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 28.
There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 15 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: Arizona, 33; Houston, 34; Denver, 35; Cincinnati, 36. Round 4: Green Bay, 33; Arizona, 34; New York Giants, 35 (Traded to Los Angeles Rams); New England, 36 (Traded to Los Angeles Rams); Dallas, 37. Round 5: Cincinnati, 33; Dallas, 34; Green Bay, 35; Dallas, 36 (Traded to Oakland); Green Bay, 37. Round 6: Green Bay, 33; Dallas, 34; Kansas City, 35 (Traded to Miami through Los Angeles Rams); Oakland, 36 (Traded to New England); Houston, 37; Oakland, 38; Minnesota, 39; Houston, 40; Baltimore, 41; Oakland, 42; Oakland, 43; Minnesota, 44. Round 7: Los Angeles Chargers, 33; Cincinnati, 34; Cincinnati, 35; Arizona, 36; Tampa Bay, 37; Atlanta, 38.

TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including Compensatory Picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2018 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ESPN/ESPN 2, FOX and ABC, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn Radio.
INTERNET: Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 26, NFL Now Live provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from NFL Network’s studios, alongside NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein. Brooks provides instant draft grades and analysis immediately following each selection, while Zierlein continuously ranks the best players still available. Throughout NFL Now Live’s coverage, NFL Network analysts such as Kurt Warner, David Carr, Reggie Bush and Charley Casserly join to provide their analysis of the selections, NFL Fantasy expert Michael Fabiano offers instant fantasy advice. Additionally, Adam Rank monitors social trends and fan reaction in real time.

NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET for coverage of Rounds 2-3 and Saturday, April 28 at 12 Noon ET for coverage of Rounds 4-7, and is the only place to view the real-time announcement of every pick of the entire 2018 NFL Draft.

NFL Now Live can be accessed at NFL.com/Draft and through the official mobile app of the NFL, NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as the NFL app on connected TV devices and on desktop and tablet devices such as the NFL app on Windows 10.

MOBILE: Live NFL Network coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers.

 

2018 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER 

# Team
1. Cleveland Browns
2. New York Giants
3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis)
4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston)
5. Denver Broncos
6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Francisco 49ers
10. Oakland Raiders
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati)
13. Washington Redskins
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Arizona Cardinals
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Los Angeles Chargers
18. Seattle Seahawks
19. Dallas Cowboys
20. Detroit Lions
21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo)
22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City)
23 New England (from Los Angeles Rams)
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Tennessee Titans
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. New Orleans Saints
28. Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. New England Patriots
32. Philadelphia Eagles

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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