The 2018 NFL Draft is finally here. It's time to file away the mock drafts and frame your big boards for memory.
Tonight, Thursday April 26, the best college football players in the country will learn which franchise they will begin their professional football careers with.
The NFL Draft is the biggest non-sporting event on the sporting calendar, and the 2018 edition is no different. Taking place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, the 2018 NFL Draft is sure to be bigger than ever, with four quarterbacks and a freakish running back all vying for the top pick.
The Cleveland Browns are on the clock, and will make the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft around 8:30 p.m. tonight.
The Washington Redskins have the No. 13 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and won't make their draft pick until around 9:45 p.m. ET.
But we are keeping you up to date on all things NFL Draft with our life blog and draft tracker.
NFL Draft 2018 Redskins First-Round Tracker and Live Updates:
DRAFT PICK: No. 26 - ATLANTA FALCONS draft WR CALVIN RIDLEY, Alabama
DRAFT PICK: No. 25 - BALTIMORE RAVENS draft TE HAYDEN HURST, South Carolina
10:49 - So D.J. Moore is the first wide receiver? There were some rumors that he could fall back to the second, looks like that was clearly not the case.
DRAFT PICK: No. 24 - CAROLINA PANTHERS draft WR D.J. MOORE, Maryland
DRAFT PICK: No. 23 - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS draft G ISAIAH WYNN, Georgia
10:35 PM - Yikes, somehow this trade got blurred in our draft coverage. Oakland loading up on tools for Derek Carr.
Oakland picked up an additional 3rd and 5th from the Cardinals when they moved up for Josh Rosen. Now Raiders trading a third-round pick for Martavis Bryant.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018
DRAFT PICK: No. 22 - TENNESSEE TITANS draft ILB RASHAAN EVANS, Alabama
10:20 PM - TRADE: Baltimore continues to slide back, they give up their spot to Tennessee. Right now the Ravens are at No. 25
DRAFT PICK: No. 21 - CINCINNATI BENGALS draft C BILLY PRICE, Ohio State
DRAFT PICK: No. 20 - DETROIT LIONS draft C FRANK RAGNOW, Arkansas
DRAFT PICK: No. 19 - DALLAS COWBOYS draft ILB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH, Boise State
Gotta face 'em twice a year.— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) April 27, 2018
How you feeling about this Cowboys pick, Redskins fans? pic.twitter.com/H4BKL0vTfy
10:14 PM - Of course Jerry Jones takes his sweet old time getting this pick in...
DRAFT PICK: No. 18 - GREEN BAY PACKERS draft CB JAIRE ALEXANDER, Louisville
10:04 PM - TRADE: Green Bay decides to now move back up, taking the No. 18 pick away from the Seattle Seahawks and giving them the No. 27 pick Green Bay got from New Orleans
10:03 PM - Okay we get it Bruce Allen, this is a good pipeline to be a part of:
10:01 PM - Go ahead and take a look as well at Rich Tandler's draft profile on Da'Ron Payne, the "immovable object"
DRAFT PICK: No. 17 - LOS ANGELES CHARGERS draft S DERWIN JAMES, Florida State
DRAFT PICK: No. 16 - BUFFALO BILLS draft OLB TREMAINE EDMUNDS, Virginia Tech
9:51 PM - TRADE: This time it is Baltimore making moves, they move down to make room for the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo now at No. 16 and Baltimore at No. 22
DRAFT PICK: No. 15 - OAKLAND RAIDERS draft T KOLTON MILLER, UCLA
9:45 PM - Sorry to leave you all hanging. Interesting to see that the Redskins chose to go on the line with Derwin James and Tremaine Edmunds on the board.
DRAFT PICK: No. 14 - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS draft DE MARCUS DAVENPORT, UT San Antonio
9:33 PM - TRADE: New Orleans jumps all the way from No. 27 to No. 14 using this year's and next year's First Round picks. Green Bay looking good.
DRAFT PICK: No. 13 - WASHINGTON REDSKINS draft DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama
9:28 PM - Annnnddddd the Washington Redskins are on the clock.
9:25 PM - Welp, so much for choices.
DRAFT PICK: No. 12 - TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS draft DT VITA VEA, Washington
9:20 PM - The first name associated with the Redskins is gone, still Vea, Payne, James, and Edmunds available
DRAFT PICK: No. 11 - MIAMI DOLPHINS draft S MINKAH FITZPATRICK, Alabama
DRAFT PICK: No. 10 - ARIZONA CARDINALS draft QB JOSH ROSEN, UCLA
9:11 PM - I like 'em odds
So with two picks between now and the #Redskins, they will have a choice of at least two of these five:— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) April 27, 2018
9:08 PM - Another trade, the Arizona Cardinals have acquired the No. 10 pick from the Oakland Raiders, per Ian Rapoport.
We have traded down to the No. 15 overall pick for picks No. 79 and No. 152. pic.twitter.com/z17PXiPlWy— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 27, 2018
DRAFT PICK: No. 9 - SAN FRANCISCO draft T MIKE McGLINCHEY, Notre Dame
DRAFT PICK: No. 8 - CHICAGO BEARS draft LB ROQUAN SMITH, Georgia
8:57 PM - We're just over halfway to the Redskins pick, three of the top four QBs have been taken. Will anybody from behind the Skins try and make a deal to move up?
DRAFT PICK: No. 7 - BUFFALO BILLS draft QB JOSH ALLEN, Wyoming
8:51 PM - First trade of the night, Buffalo (No. 12) jumps up to No. 7. Redskins remain at No. 13.
Buffalo trading up to Tampa Bay and No. 7, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018
DRAFT PICK: No. 6 - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS draft G QUENTON NELSON, Notre Dame
DRAFT PICK: No. 5 - DENVER BRONCOS draft DE Bradley Chubb, NC State
8:37 PM - If anyone says the had Denzel Ward at No. 4, they're lying. It looks like the seas are starting to open up for the Redskins, someone is going to fall
DRAFT PICK: No. 4 - CLEVELAND BROWNS draft CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State
8:35 PM - Okay Nick, we think you are around Chris Russell too much. The world does not need to burn today.
Ok Browns...now comes round 2 of your draft chaos. Please take another QB— Nick Ashooh 🤧 (@NickAshooh) April 27, 2018
DRAFT PICK: No. 3 - NEW YORK JETS draft QB Sam Darnold, Southern Cal
8:24 PM - Playing Zeke and Saquon Barkley twice a year? Nope RIP to the Redskins D-line.
Twice a year for a long time. Saquon to New York.— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) April 27, 2018
How ya feelin'? pic.twitter.com/60uPRa5AJF
DRAFT PICK: No. 2 - NEW YORK GIANTS draft RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
8:18 PM - So yep, Baker was taken first overall. Cue the madnesss for the rest of the draft and here is your Rich Tandler take:
Remember when all of the early mocks had Mayfield to the #Redskins at 13?— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) April 27, 2018
DRAFT PICK: No. 1 - CLEVELAND BROWNS draft QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
8:13 PM - They're really going to take the whole time for this first pick aren't they
Furreal Cleveland you have had months to make this pick, there is no reason for this madness.— Tyler Byrum (@theTylerByrum) April 27, 2018
8:11 PM - There is a Scot McCloughan sighting in the Cleveland Browns war room.
8:03 PM - Before we get started, a reminder here are the Redskins picks for the draft, for now... :
1st Round: 13th overall
2nd Round: 13th pick
4th Round: 9th pick
5th Round: 5th pick
5th Round: 26th pick
6th Round: 31st pick
7th Round: 13th pick
7th Round: 23rd pick
8:00 PM - And the Cleveland Browns are officially on the clock. The 2018 NFL Draft is underway.
7:48 PM - Green Bay picks right after the Redskins... this could get real interesting real fast.
6:38 PM - On draft night, Vernon Davis is doing Olympic things, but he's still able to check-in and say hi.
5:05 PM - We did a bracket challenge for Redskins fans, giving you the chance to vote on who the Redskins should take at No. 13. If it were up to Redskins fans, Georgia LB Roquan Smith would be the choice.
4:45 PM - Since we are on the subject of the Edmunds brothers, let's ask and answer this question: When and where will both Tremaine and Terrell go?
4:30 PM - One option for the Redskins at No. 13 is Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds. He just so happens to be the focus of an exclusive NBC Sports Washington webseries. "E-Boyz" takes a look at draft prospects Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds, as well as their brother Trey, a running back for the Saints and their father, Ferrell, and former two-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Dolphins.
4:10 PM - The first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft won't be announced for another four hours. But we have a lot to prep. Let's get started with draft music. Players in the green room get to select their walkup music. Josh Jackson deserves to be the No. 1 overall pick.
4:00 PM - Welcome to our live update tracker of the 2018 NFL Draft. The draft doesn't get started until 8:00 p.m. But there is a lot to go over until then.
Here is a good place to start.
- Draft Day Primer: JP Finlay goes over all the Redskins' options
- Top Prospects: RB options for the Redskins
- Top Prospects: WR options for the Redskins
- Need To Know: Rich Tandler's Seven-Round Redskins Mock Draft
- Mega-Mock Predictions: DC Media choose No. 13 pick