NFL Draft 2018 Quick Facts

Nine random cool facts from the draft:

  • Lamar Jackson is the first Ravens QB taken in the first round since Joe Flacco in 2008.
    • He is also the third QB drafted by Baltimore since then.
  • Hayden Hurst is the first Ravens TE taken in the first round since Todd Heap in 2001.
  • Baker Mayfield is the first Oklahoma QB taken first overall since Sam Bradford.
    • Both QBs won the Heisman.
    • Mayfield was the first Oklahoma QB to win the Walter Camp Award since Josh Heupel in 2000.
  • Saquon Barkley was taken second overall by the Giants. He is now the highest drafted running back since Reggie Bush.
  • 16 of the first round picks this year were involved in trades.
  • Each of the first eight picks in the draft were from different colleges.
  • Rashaad Penny is the first San Diego State player taken in the first round since Kyle Turley in 1998.
    • Penny is also the first SDSU halfback taken in the first since Marshall Faulk in 1994.
  • Four QBs were taken in the first 10 picks as well as another in the first round total.
    • This is the third time that five QBs were taken in the first round and the first since 1999.
  • Three consecutive ACC players were taken in the first round at 16th, 17th, and 18th overall.