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Here Are the First-Round Draft Picks and What NFL Experts Had to Say About Them

See what seven top NFL experts said about your team's first pick.

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As they like to say, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

As they say less frequently but is also true, you never get a second chance to have a first reaction.

Since that’s the case, we thought it’d be a good exercise to round up all 32 first-round draft picks in this year’s draft along with what blue-checkmarked NFL experts Ian Rapoport‏, Adam Schefter,  Mike ClayAlbert Breer, Will Brinson, Jason La Canfora and Danny Kanell had to say immediately after the selections were made on Thursday night.

Hindsight is 20/20 and only time will tell if Rapoport‏, Schefter and Breer’s analysis of the first 32 picks will turn out to be correct, but at least this way we can judge ‘em if it isn’t (or if it is).

Let’s get to it.

No. 1: Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield, Quarterback

No. 2: New York Giants – Saquon Barkley, Running Back 

No. 3: New York Jets from Indianapolis Colts – Sam Darnold, Quarterback

No. 4: Cleveland Browns from Houston Texans – Denzel Ward, Cornerback

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

No. 6: Indianapolis Colts from New York Jets – Quenton Nelson, Guard

No. 7: Buffalo Bills from Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Josh Allen, Quarterback

No. 8: Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith, Linebacker

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

No. 10: Arizona Cardinals from Oakland Raiders – Josh Rosen, Quarterback

No. 11: Miami Dolphins – Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety

No. 12: Tanpa Bay Bucs from Buffalo Bills from Cincinnati Bengals -Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle

No. 13: Washington Redskins – Da’Ron Payne, Defensive Tackle

No. 14: New Orleans Saints from Green Bay Packers – Marcus Davenport, Defensive End

No. 15: Oakland Raiders from Arizona Cardinals – Kolton Miller, Tackle

No. 16: Buffalo Bills from Baltimore Ravens – Tremaine Edmunds, Linebacker

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

No. 18: Green Bay Packers from Seattle Seahawks – Jaire Alexander, Cornerback

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

No. 20: Detroit Lions – Frank Ragnow, Center

No. 21: Cincinnati Bengals from Buffalo Bills – Billy Price, Center

No. 22: Tennessee Titans from Baltimore Ravens from Buffalo Bills from Kansas City Chiefs – Rashaan Evans, Linebacker

No. 23: New England Patriots from Los Angeles Rams – Isaiah Wynn, Guard

No. 24: Carolina Panthers – DJ Moore, Wide Receiver

No. 25: Baltimore Ravens from Tennessee Titans – Hayden Hurst, Tight End

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

No. 27: Seattle Seahawks from Green Bay Packers from New Orleans Saints – Rashaad Penny, Running Back

No. 28: Pittsburgh Steelers – Terrell Edmunds,

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

No. 30: Minnesota Vikings – Mike Hughes, Cornerback

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


No. 32: Baltimore Ravens from Philadelphia Eagles – Lamar Jackson, Quarterback