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Recapping First Round of 2018 NFL Draft

EAGAN, Minn. —The Vikings on Thursday selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes, adding to the defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL in yards allowed and points allowed in 2017.

Hughes was the third corner to come off the board, after Denzel Ward (fourth overall to the Browns) and Jaire Alexander (18th overall to the Packers).

Five quarterbacks were selected for the first time since 1999, including Baker Mayfield (Browns) to start the evening and Lamar Jackson (Ravens) to end it.

A total of 16 picks were involved in trades, including deals that were finalized before the draft.

Tremaine Edmunds (16th overall to the Bills) and Terrell Edmunds (28th overall to the Steelers) became the first brothers to be drafted in the same first round.

Here is a recap of the entire first round:

First Round

  1. Cleveland: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  1. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  1. New York Jets (from Indianapolis): Sam Darnold, QB, Southern Cal
  1. Cleveland (from Houston): Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  1. Denver: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  1. Indianapolis (from New York Jets): Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  1. Buffalo (from Tampa Bay): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  1. Chicago: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  1. San Francisco: Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  1. Arizona (from Oakland): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  1. Miami: Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
  1. Tampa Bay Buffalo (from Cincinnati): Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  1. Washington: Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  1. New Orleans (from Green Bay): Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio
  1. Oakland (from Arizona): Kolton Miller, T, UCLA
  1. Buffalo (from Baltimore): Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James, S, Florida State
  1. Green Bay (from Seattle): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  1. Dallas: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
  1. Detroit: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
  1. Cincinnati (from Buffalo): Billy Price, C, Ohio State
  1. Tennessee (from Baltimore from Buffalo from Kansas City): Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  1. New England (from Los Angeles Rams): Isaiah Wynn, T, Georgia
  1. Carolina: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
  1. Baltimore (from Tennessee): Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  1. Atlanta: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  1. Seattle (from Green Bay from New Orleans): Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
  1. Pittsburgh: Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
  1. Jacksonville: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  1. Minnesota: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
  1. New England: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
  1. Baltimore (from Philadelphia): Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
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