Everything you need to know to get ready for the 2018 NFL Draft:
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) TIMING: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection.
Round 2: Seven minutes per selection
Rounds 3 through 6, including Compensatory Picks: Five minutes per selection
Round 7, including Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection TV & RADIO:
MSG Networks, the TV Home of the New York Giants, will begin their all-day Giants takeover with 22 straight hours of coverage, starting at 6:00am. The official draft night coverage will start at 7:30pm on Thursday with "Giants Draft Night Live, sponsored by Verizon". The show will be broadcasted live from MetLife Stadium and hosted by Bob Papa, along with Carl Banks and David Diehl, with reporters on the ground both at the stadium and at the Draft in Dallas. Paul Dottino will be inside the stadium interviewing Giants players, staff, alumni and fans. And Madelyn Burke will be on-site in Dallas, capturing all the action up close. The show, as well as press conferences, will also air on Giants.com, the official mobile app, and the team's official connected TV app, Giants TV.
On Friday, Big Blue Kickoff Live will air at 12pm and during the second and third rounds of the draft beginning at 6:30pm on Giants.com, Giants App, and Giants TV. On Saturday, Big Blue Kickoff Live will air at 11:30am during Day 3 of the Draft on Giants.com, Giants App, and Giants TV.
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.
The players confirmed to attend this year's NFL Draft (alphabetical order):
|1)||Jaire Alexander||CB||Louisville||12)||Derrius Guice||RB||LSU|
- If all five quarterbacks are selected in the first round, it would mark 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 ELWAY, JIM KELLY and DAN MARINO.
YEAR NUMBER OF QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND
1983 6 (John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O'Brien, Dan Marino)
1999 5 (Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith, Daunte Culpepper, Cade McNown)
2012 4 (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden)
2011 4 (Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder)
2004 4 (Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, J.P. Losman)
2003 4 (Carson Palmer, Byron Leftwich, Kyle Boller, Rex Grossman)
1987 4 (Vinny Testaverde, Kelly Stouffer, Chris Miller, Jim Harbaugh)
- If three quarterbacks are selected within the top five picks of the 2018 NFL Draft, it would mark the third time since 1967 in which three quarterbacks were selected in the top five, joining the 1971 (Jim Plunkett, Archie Manning, Dan Pastorini) and 1999 (Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith) NFL Drafts.
*USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh can become the first pair of quarterbacks from the same conference to be selected in the top 10 since the 2012 NFL Draft (Robert Griffin III & Ryan Tannehill of the Big 12).
- Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson could become the third pair of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks to be selected in the same draft since 1967. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota did it in 2015, and Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow in 2010.
- If selected first overall, Saquon Barkley would become the seventh running back in the common draft era to earn that distinction (Ki-Jana Carter '95, Bo Jackson '86, George Rogers '81, Billy Sims '80, Earl Campbell '78, Ricky Bell '77, O.J. Simpson '69). If Barkley is selected in the top five, it would mark the third consecutive year in which a running back has been a top five pick, tied for the third-longest streak in the common draft era (there were five consecutive from 1974-78).
- At least two offensive tackles have been selected in the first round of 11 consecutive NFL Drafts and in 26 of the past 27 drafts dating back to 1991.
*Six defensive ends have been selected with a top-five pick in the past five NFL Drafts, including No. 1 overall picks Myles Garrett (2017) and Jadeveon Clowney (2014).
- If Alabama has a player selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide will pass 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. Alabama currently has nine consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. Miami (1995-2008) holds the longest streak with 14 consecutive drafts having at least one player selected in the first round.
- Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward is projected to be taken early in the first round of the NFL Draft. If chosen in the first round, Ohio State would become the first school in the common draft era to have five defensive backs selected in the first round over a three-year span, a group that includes Giants cornerback Eli Apple, the 10th overall pick in 2016.
- Below is a look at the number of first-round trades since 2000 (yearly totals can include future selections traded in previous years).
YEAR ROUND 1 TRADES
- Colleges with most No. 1 overall draft choices:
*Auburn (5) *
2011: Cam Newton, QB (Carolina)
1988: Aundray Bruce, LB (Atlanta)
1986: Bo Jackson, RB (Tampa Bay)
1965: Tucker Frederickson, RB (N.Y. Giants)
1961: Ken Rice, G (Buffalo)
Notre Dame (5)
1972: Walt Patulski, DT (Buffalo)
1957: Paul Hornung, HB (Green Bay)
1950: Leon Hart, E (Detroit)
1946: Frank Dancewicz, QB (Boston Yanks)
1944: Angelo Bertelli, QB (Boston Yanks)
*Southern California (5) *
2003: Carson Palmer, QB (Cincinnati)
1996: Keyshawn Johnson, WR (N.Y. Jets)
1977: Ricky Bell, RB (Tampa Bay)
1969: O.J. Simpson, RB (Buffalo)
1968: Ron Yary, T (Minnesota)
- Colleges with most first-round picks since 1967: Southern California 69, Ohio State 64, Miami 60, Florida 49, Alabama 47, Florida State 43, Notre Dame 41, Tennessee 40, Michigan 36, Penn State 33, Texas 33, Oklahoma 32
The top 50 prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah