The 2018 NFL Draft takes place April 26-28, marking the 83rd annual meeting of the league’s franchise to select the top prospects from college football. This year will mark the first time the draft has ever been held in an NFL stadium, with the Dallas Cowboys’ home, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, hosting the event. It is also the first time the draft has been held in Texas. A total of 14 cities bid for the right to host the draft, with Dallas edging out Philadelphia in the final vote.
Entering the draft, the Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick and two selections in the top five. The Green Bay Packers have the most selections with 12, while the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tennessee Titans are tied for the fewest with six.
The 2018 NFL Draft class is loaded with talent at the top, with quarterbacks, defensive backs and pass rushers dominating the top of most rankings. Josh Allen of Wyoming, Josh Rosen of UCLA, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold out of USC, and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield among the signal-callers who are projected to be drafted in the first-round. Penn State star running back Saquon Barkley is another offensive talent who will attract plenty of attention.
On the defensive side of the ball, pass rushers like Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds and NC State’s Bradley Chubb are among the elite prospects, while Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick are among the standouts in the secondary.
Who are the top players in the 2018 NFL Draft? Let’s take a look.
10. Josh Allen
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Josh Allen enters the 2018 NFL Draft as one of the prospects with the highest ceiling. Allen has struggled with his accuracy throughout his collegiate career, but his strong arm and prototypical size have NFL scouts intrigued. The star signal-caller landed at Wyoming after receiving no Division I offers out of high school, neither the FBS or FCS. He did earn a walk-on offer from San Diego State, but he ultimately turned that down after not being guaranteed playing time.
Career Stats: 5,066 passing yards, 44 TDs, 21 INTs, 12 rushing TDs
Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 237-pounds
Age: 21 (May 21, 1996)
40-Yard Dash Time: 4.75
Bench Reps: N/A
Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches