Other than the Super Bowl, it is the biggest night in football…the annual NFL Draft.
This year the draft takes place in Texas for the first time at AT&T Stadium – the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and some NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winners and former Cowboy players are on hand to kick off the draft officially started. There are some 100,000 fans on hand and they booed loudly when the group came out to open the draft.
The first team to draft a player are the Cleveland Browns who failed to win a single game last season. For the first pick in 2018 draft, the Cleveland Browns chose quarterback Baker Mayfield from the University of Oklahoma and the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.
For the second pick of the 2018 NFL draft, the New York Giants chose running back Saquon Barkley from Penn State University.
For the third pick in the 2018 NFL draft the New York Jets chose quarterback Sam Darnold from the University of Southern California (USC).
With a second pick in the first round, the Cleveland Browns chose corner back Denzel Ward from Ohio State.
The fifth pick of the NFL Draft Commissioner Goodell gets a little help from St. Jude’s Hospital patient Austin to announce that for the fifth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncoes chose defensive end Bradley Chubb from North Caolina State.
For the sixth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts chose guard Quenton Nelson from Notre Dame.
In a trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Buffalo Bills chose quarterback Josh Allen from Wyoming.
With the eighth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears chose linebacker Roquan Smith from the University of Georgia.
In the ninth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the San Francisco 49ers chose tackle Mike McGlinchey from Notre Dame.
In a trade from the Oakland Raiders, the Arizona Cardinals chose quarterback Josh Rosen from UCLA.
In the eleventh pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins chose safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the University of Alabama.
In the the twelfth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose defensive tackle Vita Vea from the University of Washington.
In the thirteenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins chose defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne from the University of Alabama.
In a trade from the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints chose defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas San Antonio as the fourteenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
For the fifteenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders chose tackle Kolton Miller from UCLA.
In a trade from the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills chose linebacker Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech as the sixteenth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
For the seventeenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Chargers chose safety Derwin James from the Florida State University Seminoles.
In a trade from the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers chose cornerback Jaire Alexander from the University of Louisville.
And now the time that Dallas Cowboy fans have been waiting for, with the help of members of area high school football teams, in the nineteenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys chose linebacker Leighton Vander Esch from Boise State.
Amidst drafting for new players, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders the the 75th overall draft pick – third round.
For the twentieth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the Detroit Lions chose center Frank Ragnow from Arkansas.
For the twenty-first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Cincinnati Bengals chose center Billy Price from Ohio State.
In a trade from the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee Titans chose linebacker Rashaan Evans from the University of Alabama.
The New England Patriots chose tackle Isaiah Wynn from the University of Georgia in the twenty-third pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
In the twenty-fourth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers chose wide receiver DJ Moore from Maryland.
The Baltimore Ravens chose tight end Hayden Hurst from South Carolina for the twenty-fifth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
For the twenty-sixth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons chose wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the University of Alabama.
In the twenty-seventh pick of the 2018 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks chose running back Rashaad Penny from San Diego State.
In an emotional moment, Ryan Shazier walked out on the stage with his fiancee to help deliver the twenty-eighth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who chose safety Terrell Edmunds from Virginia Tech.
With the draft of Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds, it is the first time that a set of brothers have ever been drafted in the first round.
The Jacksonville Jaguars chose defensive tackle Taven Bryan from the University of Florida.
For the thirtieth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings chose defensive back Mike Hughes from the University of Central Florida.
In their second pick of the round, the New England Patriots chose running back Sony Michel from the University of Georgia.
In the final pick of the first round in the 2018 NFL Draft the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles traded their pick to the Baltimore Ravens who chose quarterback Lamar Jackson from the University of Louisville.
The NFL Draft will return on Friday for rounds two and three.