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4 Pac-12 players selected in first round of NFL Draft

Will an Arizona Wildcat be selected in day two?

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The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft came and went Friday and four players from the Pac-12 were selected.

That ranked tied for third among all conferences.

Sam Darnold, QB, USC — New York Jets, No. 3 overall

The Cleveland Browns surprisingly took Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick, which led to Darnold sliding to the Jets at No. 3.

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA — Arizona Cardinals, No. 10 overall

The Buffalo Bills traded up and selected Wyoming QB Josh Allen at No. 7, and that made Rosen fall to No. 10 where the Cardinals traded a third- and fifth-round pick to move up five spots with the Raiders.

(Don’t let Darnold and Rosen distract you from the fact Khalil Tate had a higher QB rating than both in 2017.)

Vita Vea, DL, Washington — Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 13 overall

This pick originally belonged to the Bills. Vea will provide some much-needed talent to the Bucs’ front-seven.

Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA — Oakland Raiders, No. 15 overall

The Raiders traded down to select Miller, who should fill a need at right tackle. But this was considered a reach by the Raiders.


The second and third round of the NFL Draft take place Friday.

There’s an outside chance Arizona Wildcats defensive back Dane Cruikshank gets selected in the third round, but most likely we will have to wait until the fourth-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-rounds on Saturday for a Wildcat to have their named called.

All the results of the first round can be found here.

Arizona has not had a player selected in the first round since Antoine Cason in 2008. It has not had a player drafted in the second round since 2011 (Brooks Reed).