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April 27
03:46 AM

Taven Bryan goes to Jaguars at No. 29
It was a shocking pick with Mason Rudolph and Lamar Jackson still on the board, as they seemed like low-risk Blake Bortles insurance policies. Between Marcel Dareus, Malik Jackson, and Abry Jones, the Jaguars didn't really need a defensive tackle, though it never hurts to have depth at the position. They continue to add to their dominant defense which is the latest version of the 2000's Ravens.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 29th selection in the NFL Draft, the Jaguars selected Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan.
03:38 AM

Lamar Jackson goes to the Ravens in trade with Eagles
And there it is. Everyone was expecting teams to trade-up for Jackson, but he fell to the point where the Ravens traded up to snag their insurance policy to Joe Flacco. It had been rumored that the Ravens were looking into quarterbacks a bit more than expected, so to see them take one shouldn't be shocking. He's not going to walk into the starting job any time soon, but the Ravens clearly have a plan for the future of their offense, signing Robert Griffin in free agency and drafting Jackson. He's unlikely to make any starts in 2018 without an injury to Flacco.

Fantasy Spin:
The Eagles traded their No. 32 selection to the Ravens, who selected Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.
03:33 AM

Sony Michel lands with the Patriots at No. 31
Whew. If you're looking for the best landing spot among the running backs selected in the first-round, look no further than Michel. He's walking onto what is likely a top-five scoring offense without a true No. 1 wide receiver. Michel is a true three-down back who can pass-block with the best of them, so expect him to be heavily utilized in the old Dion Lewis role. You don't take a running back in the first-round if you don't plan on giving him a lot of work, so as of right now, we'd confidently approach Michel as a low-end RB2 in fantasy drafts.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 31st pick in the NFL Draft, the Patriots have selected Georgia running back Sony Michel.
03:28 AM

Mike Hughes lands with the Vikings at pick 30
It was clear that the Vikings wanted to land a cornerback by the end of Day 2, so to see them land Mike Hughes is solid. He's widely considered as the No. 2 cornerback in this class and someone who should be able to walk in and start Week 1. It seems as if Mackenzie Alexander is a mediocre talent and knowing they needed to replace Terence Newman, the Vikings boost their talent opposite Xavier Rhodes. Similar to the Packers, the Vikings realize that they play in a QB-heavy division and can use some more firepower to combat some big-name wide receivers. With offensive lineman coming off the board fast and furious, the Vikings zigged while everyone else zagged.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 30th pick in the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected UCF cornerback Mike Hughes.
03:20 AM

Terrell Edmunds goes to the Steelers at No. 28
We all knew the Steelers were going to be looking for a safety, though Edmunds is a questionable pick as someone who was expected to be taken late in Day 2 or early Day 3. He's an incredible athlete, just like his brother, but isn't a great tackler in the open-field. It's really odd that the Steelers had the chance to take Mason Rudolph and passed, as he seemed like the ideal replacement for Ben Roethlisberger when he retires.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 28th pick in the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds.
03:14 AM

Rashaad Penny goes to the Seahawks at No. 27
This is shocking. It's tough to completely hate a draft pick who you like as a prospect, but this is that situation. The Seahawks do not have the offensive line to support a strong run-game, and on top of that, they have a ton of holes on the defensive side of the ball. Penny is most definitely a workhorse, and one that we liked as a prospect, but this is a head-scratcher, as he's also not quite ready as a pass-blocker. But hey, at least the Seahawks acquired another two draft picks to move back, right? Penny will be deserving of a fantasy pick because of the volume he'll receive, but this was not a good draft pick from a franchise standpoint with so much talent left on the board.

Fantasy Spin:
After trading back to pick No. 27 with the Packers, the Seahawks selected San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny.
03:06 AM

Calvin Ridley ends slide, goes to Falcons at 26
Welcome to what is likely a top-five wide receiver duo in the league. After losing Taylor Gabriel in free agency, the Falcons and Matt Ryan gain an even better weapon in Ridley. Playing opposite Julio Jones will have its benefits and Ridley is the most pro-ready wide receiver in the draft. While seeing single-man coverage, Ridley should be able to burn No. 2 cornerbacks all day. The only thing we need to figure out now is the nickname for the two Alabama wide receivers playing alongside each other. Ridley is going to be a boom/bust fantasy option in his rookie year.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 26th pick in the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
02:59 AM

Hayden Hurst goes to the Ravens with 25th pick
After trading back twice, it seemed all but certain that the Ravens would be taking a wide receiver here, though tight end was one of their biggest needs coming in. Hurst is the most pro-ready tight end in the draft and will walk in as the starter immediately. After signing Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Willie Snead, the Ravens have surrounded Joe Flacco with some solid options. It's clear that this is make-or-break time for Flacco. While some have wondered about Hurst's age (he'll be 25 when the season starts), most tight ends aren't a movable chess piece or athletic as he is. Knowing how often Flacco targets tight ends, Hurst could have top-10 upside in his rookie season, though you'll be best-suited if he's the No. 2 tight end on your team with some upside.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 25th pick in the NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst.
02:50 AM

D.J. Moore goes to the Panthers with 24th pick
After what was a meteoric rise during the pre-draft process, Moore is the first wide receiver taken off the board. Some have touted him as a No. 1 wide receiver on a team, though we have some concerns with him being "the guy." From a fantasy standpoint, he landed in an ideal spot, as Devin Funchess was never meant to see 120-plus targets. He's going to walk into the possession receiver role for the Panthers, which should net him 6-8 targets per game, or 95-120 targets on the season. That should be more than enough to get him into the WR4 conversation, though with Cam Newton as his quarterback, expect some inconsistencies in his numbers.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 24th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers have selected Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore.
02:43 AM

Isaiah Wynn goes to the Patriots at No. 23
So much for the Patriots interest in Lamar Jackson, eh? This pick is a little puzzling, though, as Wynn projects to play the guard position in the NFL after playing left tackle at Georgia. At just 6-foot-2, it's going to be extremely tough to sell him as Nate Solder's replacement at left tackle. Wynn should be a phenomenal guard in the NFL, but it appears the Patriots will ask him to stay on the outside. It's going to be tough to grade this pick until we know the Patriots' full plan.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 23rd selection in the NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn.
02:36 AM

Rashaan Evans goes to Titans after trade with Ravens
This is a pick that we had mocked to the Titans countless times, though we didn't think they'd have to trade up for it. It's clear the Titans were concerned about the Patriots who were sitting there at pick No. 23. Evans comes from Alabama, where most players are considered pro-ready, though there were a lot of playmakers surrounding Evans while there. Still, he's going to fill a void left by Avery Williamson in free agency at inside linebacker for them. This was clearly a pick based on team need, and that's something that the Titans don't have much of.

Fantasy Spin:
The Ravens traded away the No. 22 pick that they acquired from the Bills, to the Titans for the No. 25 pick, though we don't know the other compensation at this time. With that pick, the Titans selected Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans.
02:29 AM

Billy Price goes to the Bengals at No. 21
It's shocking to see the Bengals pass on Connor Williams who plays a more important position, but at least the Bengals realize they need to upgrade the offensive line. After trading for Cordy Glenn this offseason and now drafting Price, they should have a bit more freedom in their play-calling. It wouldn't shock us to see them continue to add to the offensive line throughout the draft. Price did tear his pectoral muscle at the NFL Combine, but after a successful surgery, he's expected to be ready for the start of training camp. At the very least, this pick should help boost Joe Mixon's value in fantasy drafts.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 21st overall pick in the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Ohio State interior lineman Billy Price.
02:23 AM

Frank Ragnow goes to the Lions with 20th pick
It was shocking to see the Lions pass on Harold Landry, who continues to fall down the board, but Lions fans should learn to love this pick. Ragnow was our No. 1 center in the draft and the Lions haven't been able to run the ball in years. Under Matt Patricia, they are attempting to change that. He'll move Travis Swanson out of the starting lineup and will be an immediate upgrade for both the run-game and the pass-game.

Fantasy Spin:
With the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Arkansas center Frank Ragnow.
02:22 AM
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Martavis Bryant traded to Raiders
Bryant was dealt during the opening night of the NFL Draft. It's not surprising to see him on the move given his shaky history with the Steelers. He joins Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson in Oakland, while the Steelers already had Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster ahead of Bryant on the WR depth chart.

Fantasy Spin:
Martavis Bryant has been traded to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round draft pick.
02:18 AM

Leighton Vander Esch goes to the Cowboys with 19th pick
This is somewhat surprising considering there's still yet to be a wide receiver taken in the draft, leaving the Cowboys with their pick of the litter. Whatever the case, Vander Esch is going to walk into a defense that already has Sean Lee in place, so he may be asked to start in place of Anthony Hitchens, who the Cowboys lost in free agency. It's clear that the Cowboys understand their defense was a problem in 2017, and some have compared Vander Esch to Brian Urlacher, though we are not one of them. This is the area he was expected to go, so it should be considered a solid overall pick.

Fantasy Spin:
With the No. 19 pick in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.

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