Here's every pick from the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, and how they compared to expert predictions

ESPNRoger Goodell announcing the first pick of the 2018 NFL draft.

With the first pick of this year’s NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

The Browns were tight-lipped before the draft, but there were whispers on the eve of the draft that they would take Mayfield. Still, eight of the 11 NFL draft experts we surveyed before the draft were projecting USC quarterback Sam Darnold to go first overall.

Below, we tracked each pick of the 2018 NFL draft and compared those selections to what some of the top draft experts predicted would happen.


No. 1 — Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma), Cleveland Browns

Oklahoma SoonersBaker Mayfield

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 1 Cleveland Browns

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 3 New York Jets

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 3 New York Jets

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 1 Cleveland Browns


The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

8 of 11 experts had Sam Darnold here.


No. 2 — Saquon Barkley (RB, Penn State), New York Giants

ESPNSaquon Barkley

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 2 New York Giants

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 2 New York Giants

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 2 New York Giants

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 2 New York Giants

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

9 of the 11 experts had Saquon Barkley here


No. 3 — Sam Darnold (QB, USC), New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts)

ESPNSam Darnold

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 3 New York Jets

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 1 Cleveland Browns

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 1 Cleveland Browns

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 3 New York Jets

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of the 11 experts had Baker Mayfield here.


No. 4 — Denzel Ward (CB, Ohio State), Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)

NFLNDenzel Ward

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 9 San Francisco 49ers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 12 Denver Broncos (in a trade)

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 9 San Francisco 49ers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 12 Cleveland Browns (in a trade)

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

7 of 11 experts had DE Bradley Chubb here.


No. 5 — Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State), Denver Broncos

NFL NetworkBradley Chubb

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 4 Cleveland Browns

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 4 Cleveland Browns

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 4 Cleveland Browns

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 6 Indianapolis Colts

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

4 of 11 experts had QB Josh Allen here.


No. 6 — Quenton Nelson (G, Notre Dame), Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 8 Chicago Bears

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 6 Indianapolis Colts

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 5 Denver Broncos

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 5 Denver Broncos

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had LB Roquan Smith here


No. 7 — Josh Allen (QB, Wyoming), Buffalo Bills (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a draft-day trade)

ESPNJosh Allen

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 5 Denver Broncos

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 5 Buffalo Bills (via draft-day trade)

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 6 Buffalo Bills (via draft-day trade)

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 4 Buffalo Bills (via draft-day trade)

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

10 of the 11 experts had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking S Derwin James here.


No. 8 — Roquan Smith (LB, Georgia), Chicago Bears

NFL NetworkRoquan Smith

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 6 Indianapolis Colts

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 8 Chicago Bears

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 8 Chicago Bears

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 8 Chicago Bears

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had G Quenton Nelson here.


No. 9 — Mike McGlinchey (OT, Notre Dame), San Francisco 49ers

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 10 Oakland Raiders

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 15 Oakland Raiders (via draft-day trade)

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 10 Oakland Raiders

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 9 San Francisco 49ers

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had S Minkah Fitzpatrick here.


No. 10 — Josh Rosen (QB, UCLA), Arizona Cardinals (via Oakland Raiders in a draft-day trade)

NFL NetworkJosh Rosen

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 12 Buffalo Bills

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 10 Arizona Cardinals (in a draft-day trade)

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 15 Arizona Cardinals

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 11 Miami Dolphins

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

Experts were split on OT Mike McGlinchey and CB Denzel Ward (3 each)


No. 11 — Minkah Fitzpatrick (S, Alabama), Miami Dolphins

NFLNMinkah Fitzpatrick

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 14 Green Bay Packers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 9 San Francisco 49ers

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 12 Indianapolis Colts (via a draft-day trade)

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 10 Oakland Raiders

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

4 of 11 experts had LB Tremaine Edmunds here.


No. 12 — Vita Vea (DT, Washington), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Cincinnati Bengals, via the Buffalo Bills in a draft-day trade)

NFLNVita Vea

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 13 Washington Redskins

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 13 Washington Redskins

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 13 Washington Redskins

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 13 Washington Redskins

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 experts had Josh Rosen going to the Buffalo Bills here.


No. 13 — Da’Ron Payne (DT, Alabama), Washington Redskins

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDa’Ron Payne

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

8 of 11 experts had DT Vita Vea going here.


No. 14 — Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA), New Orleans Saints (via Green Bay Packers in a draft-day trade)

NFLNMarcus Davenport

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 18 Seattle Seahawks

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 18 Seattle Seahawks

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 18 Seattle Seahawks

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 18 Seattle Seahawks

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had CB Jaire Alexander going to the Packers here.


No. 15 — Kolton Miller (OT, UCLA), Oakland Raiders (via Arizona Cardinals in a draft-day trade)

NFLNKolton Miller

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 23 New England Patriots

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 31 New England Patriots

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 23 New England Patriots

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 22 Cleveland Browns (in a draft-day trade)

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 experts had WR Calvin Ridley to the Cardinals here.


No. 16 — Tremaine Edmunds (LB, Virginia Tech), Buffalo Bills (via Baltimore Ravens in a draft-day trade)

NFLNTremaine Edmunds

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 11 Miami Dolphins

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 11 Miami Dolphins

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 11 Miami Dolphins

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 15 Arizona Cardinals

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts had QB Lamaer Jackson to the Ravens here.


No. 17 — Derwin James (S, Florida State), Los Angeles Chargers

NFLNDerwin James

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts had DT Da’Ron Payne here.


No. 18 — Jaire Alexander (DB, Louisville), Green Bay Packers (via Seattle Seahawks in a draft-day trade)

NFLNJaire Alexander

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 22 Buffalo Bills

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 14 Green Bay Packers

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 14 Green Bay Packers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 14 Green Bay Packers

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts had DE Marcus Davenport here.


No. 19 — Leighton Vander Esch (LB, Boise State), Dallas Cowboys

NFLNLeighton Vander Esch

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 31 New England Patriots

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

Experts were split on WR DJ Moore and LB Leighton Vander Esch (3 each)


No. 20 — Frank Ragnow (C, Arkansas), Detroit Lions

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 had DE Harold Landry here.


No. 21 Billy Price (C, Ohio State) — Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills)

Steven Branscombe/Getty ImagesBilly Price

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts had C Frank Ragnow here.


No. 22 — Rashaan Evans (LB, Alabama), Tennessee Titans (from Kansas City Chiefs, via Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens)

NFLNRashaan Evans

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 20 Detroit Lions

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 25 Tennessee Titans

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 experts had G Isaiah Wynn here.


No. 23 — Isaiah Wynn (OT, Georgia), New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams)

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesIsaiah Wynn

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 22 Buffalo Bills

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 22 Indianapolis Colts (in a draft-day trade)

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 30 Minnesota Bikings

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts picked OT Kolton Miller here


No. 24 — DJ Moore (WR, Maryland), Carolina Panthers

Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesDJ Moore

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 24 Carolina Panthers

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 19 Dallas Cowboys

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 27 New Orleans Saints

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had G Will Hernandez here.


No. 25 — Hayden Hurst (TE, South Carolina), Baltimore Ravens (from Tennessee Titans)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 27 New Orleans Saints

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 27 New Orleans Saints

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 29 Jacksonville Jaguars

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 19 Dallas Cowboys

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 experts had DE Sam Hubbard here.


No. 26 — Calvin Ridley (WR, Albama), Atlanta Falcons

NFLNCalvin Ridley

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 16 Baltimore Ravens

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 16 Baltimore Ravens

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 24 Carolina Panthers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

6 of 11 experts had DT Taven Bryan here.


No. 27 — Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State), Seattle Seahawks (from New Orleans Saints, via Green Bay Packers)

Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesRashaad Penny

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

3 of 11 experts had TE Hayden Hurst here.


No. 28 — Terrell Edmunds (S, Virginia Tech), Pittsburgh Steelers

NFLNTerrell Edmunds

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

5 of 11 had LB Rashaan Evans here.


No. 29 — Taven Bryan (DT, Florida), Jacksonville Jaguars

NFLNTaven Bryan

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 20 Detroit Lions

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 26 Atlanta Falcons

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 26 Atlanta Falcons

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

2 of 11 experts had TE Dallas Goedert here.


No. 30 — Mike Hughes (DB, Central Florida), Minnesota Vikings

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): not projected in the first round

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 29 Jacksonville Jaguars

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

there was no consensus at this pick


No. 31 — Sony Michel (RB, Georgia), New England Patriots

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesSony Michel

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 32 Philadelphia Eagles

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 32 Philadelphia Eagles

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): not projected in the first round

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

Experts were split on C Jame Daniels and S Justin Ried (2 each)


No. 32 — Lamar Jackson (QB, Louisville), Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles)

NFLNLamar Jackson

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN): No. 15 Arizona Cardinals

Todd McShay (ESPN): No. 23 New England Patriots

Mike Mayock (NFL Network): No. 16 Baltimore Ravens

Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): No. 23 New England Patriots

The player experts most often projected to be picked in this spot

Experts were split on RB Derrius Guice and RB Sony Michel (3 each)


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