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2018 NFL draft first-round analysis

See analysis of QB Lamar Jackson and every selection in the first round as well as where your team drafts in Rounds 2-7.

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Pros and cons for every 2018 NFL first-round draft pick

With the first pick, a team has to take a player, not a project. The Browns made quarterback Baker Mayfield the first overall pick in the draft.

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Draft Picks

Browns draft Mayfield with No. 1 overall pick

Baker Mayfield is headed to the Browns, who used the No. 1 overall draft pick on the ex-Oklahoma QB. Cleveland also picked CB Denzel Ward at No. 4.

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Baker Mayfield goes No. 1

Mayfield reacts to being first pick

Baker Mayfield hears his name called by the Browns and celebrates with his draft party.

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Crying babies, home runs and dancing after Baker Mayfield goes to the Browns

The Browns drafting the QB No. 1 overall drew mixed reactions, especially in Ohio. Here's a look at some of them.

Yates: Mayfield 'becomes the face' of the Browns

Field Yates breaks down Cleveland's selection of Heisman winner Baker Mayfield with the top overall pick.

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NFL Draft

Rounds 2-3: 7 p.m. ET, Friday, ESPN & ESPN2

Kiper's best available NFL draft prospects: Top 15 on Day 2

With the first round and all its surprises in the books, it's time to turn our attention to Rounds 2 and 3. Here are the top guys on the board.

More from the draft

Rosen: 'There were 9 mistakes made ahead of me'

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Riddick says Jackson to Ravens is best fit of QBs

Louis Riddick says Ravens OC Marty Mornhinweg is the perfect match for Lamar Jackson.

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Yates: Barkley takes pressure off Manning

Field Yates says Saquon Barkley is the draft's top player, and that Barkley will make life easier for Eli Manning in 2018.

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NFL Draft

The QB blind stats quiz: Can you spot the NFL bust?

Think you can pick out the best quarterback using only his college stats? Prove it. Then see how each QB compares to a 2018 draft prospect.

Kiper's Top 300 NFL draft Big Board and position rankings

Mel Kiper ranks the top 300 prospects in this class, then runs through each position to tally up more than 700 players.

McShay's final rankings: Top 300 prospects for 2018 NFL draft

Todd McShay sets his board one final time before the 2018 NFL draft gets underway. It's a class rich in running backs and with four first-round grades on QBs.

2018 NFL Schedule Release

Record predictions, analysis for all 32 teams

The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.

NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

Five games to watch from the 2018 NFL schedule

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Woodson predicts Eagles' record

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Pats get Texans Week 1

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Woodson predicts hot start for Steelers

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