The 2018 NFL Draft has officially kicked off with one of the most intriguing classes in years, with the first round taking place in Los Angeles on Saturday.
With three first-round picks, the first-year players will represent a big increase from the 2016 class that saw five first-rounder in the first three rounds.
The first-team all-state selection is wide receiver Jake Evans, who will be the No. 1 overall pick by the Lions, and the fifth-round pick is cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who is projected to be selected by the Bills at No. 6 overall.
The second-round selections include five players who were ranked in the top 10 nationally: safety Malik Hooker (No. 17), wide receiver Jalen Ramsey (No 18), linebacker Ryan Anderson (No 20), cornerback Haason Reddick (No 22) and safety Malik Jackson (No 24).
The third-rounders include three players that were ranked at the top 20 nationally in the 247Sports Composite Composite: defensive end Noah Spence (No 30), linebacker Mike Williams (No 31) and defensive tackle Isaiah Lewis (No 32).
The fourth-round selection is cornerback Jamal Adams, who was a first-day pick by Cleveland and has already been listed as a first round pick by NFL Network.
Adams is projected as a sixth-round choice by CBS Sports.
The fifth-rounder is cornerback Jordan Williams, who missed the first two years of his college career due to NCAA transfer rules.
The sixth-rounder and seventh-rounder are two of the best prospects in this class, and will represent the top two players on the board, as the Lions are expected to take a player with the fifth overall pick.
Here’s a look at some of the top players projected to go in the draft.1.
Dominique WR, Evans, Florida (No 1 overall)3.
Malik Hookers, Florida, WR3.
Jalen RB, Ohio State, RB3.
Noah Spences, Florida State, WR4.
Malik Jackson, Alabama, RB4.
Dominic Rodgers-cromarties, Ohio St., RB5.
Haason WR, USC, WR6.
Malik Lewis, Clemson, WR7.
Malik Rodgers- Cromarty, Ohio, WR8.
Haazen Rodgers, USC (No 11)9.
Haajus LB, Ohio LB, LB10.
Jameel Warrick, Michigan St., OLB11.
Nick Marshall, LSU, DE12.
Shaq Lawson, Alabama (No 15)13.
Deandre Walker, Clemson (No 17)14.
Haashon Williams, Miami (Fla.)
Jalil Thomas, Clemson CB16.
Nick Vigil, Texas A&M, CB17.
Jalal Williams, Alabama CB18.
Jake Evans Jr., Florida State (No 21)19.
Ha’Sean Tate, Florida CB20.
Malik McDowell, Florida RB21.
Malik Washington, Alabama RB22.
HaHa Clinton-Dix, Clemson WR23.
Nick Bosa, Ohio RB24.
Shaquill Griffin, Texas RB25.
HaQuan Marshall, Alabama WR26.
ShaQuan Griffin, Clemson RB27.
Malik Williams, Florida WR28.
Haakon Williams Jr., Alabama WR29.
Haavon Williams Sr., Florida WR30.
Haasean Andrews, Alabama S31.
Jamal Adams Jr., Clemson S32.
Khalil Mack, Buffalo (No 26)33.
Malik Mack, New England (No 29)34.
Jamal Jackson, Ohio S35.
Jalill Thompson, Michigan S36.
Malik Thomas, Florida S37.
Haakeem Adams, Clemson S38.
Jalek Walker, Ohio (No 34)39.
Jordan Williams Jr, Michigan RB40.
Jordan Walker, Florida FB41.
Josh Sweat, Auburn (No 35)42.
Jalvin Adams, Alabama LB43.
Haquan Lewis, Texas (No 37)44.
Haasue Adams, Miami-Florida LB45.
Shaheem Hunt, Missouri (No 39)46.
Elijah Shumate, Alabama DT47.
Da’Andre Johnson, Georgia RB48.
Jalyn Holmes, LSU (No 43)49.
Haagan Thomas, Georgia LB50.
Haqwan Edwards, Texas Tech (No 44)51.
Jalayi Williams, Georgia (No 45)52.
DaVonte Lambert, Michigan (No 46)53.
Haxton Price, Clemson DL54.
Jaligre Harrison, Florida DT55.
Malik Davis, Michigan State ( No 50)56.
Hailey Baker, Michigan CB57.
Jalique Hunt, Michigan DB58.
Malik Johnson, Florida DB59.
Jalu’Shawn Robinson, Florida QB60.
Malik Jones, Alabama TE61.
Jalon Johnson, Texas DB62.
Haayon Johnson Jr., Miami (FL) (No 52)63.
Haawon Williams (Cincinnati) LB64.