For the second year in a row, I’ve decided to recap the entire first round of the NFL Draft through Enemy Reaction. This means screenshots from live draft threads of every team on SB Nation. Were Browns fans hyped about getting Baker Mayfield? Did Bills fans approve of trading up to get Josh Allen? Did Giants fans disapprove of drafting Saquon Barkley over a quarterback? You’re about to find out!
Unlike a normal game recap Enemy Reaction. there are no GIFs to accompany this, so those of you who risk your browser crashing can breathe a sigh of relief. There are slightly fewer screenshots this year due to the lack of really shocking trades, which merited side-by-side reactions when the Chiefs and Texans both traded way up in the draft to get Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson respectively.
Let’s get this show on the road!
#1 - Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns, Dawgs By Nature)
#2 - Saquon Barkley (New York Giants, Big Blue View)
#3 - Sam Darnold (New York Jets, Gang Green Nation)
#4 - Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns)
#5 - Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos, Mile High Report)
#6 - Quenton Nelson (Indianapolis Colts, Stampede Blue)
#7 - Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Rumblings)
Bills trade up...
...Then pick Allen
#8 - Roquan Smith (Chicago Bears, Windy City Gridiron)
#9 - Mike McGlinchey (San Francisco 49ers, Niners Nation)
#10 - Josh Rosen (Arizona Cardinals, Revenge of the Birds)
#11 - Minkah Fitzpatrick (Miami Dolphins, The Phinsider)
#12 - Vita Vea (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bucs Nation)
#13 - Da’Ron Payne (Washington, Hogs Haven)
#14 - Marcus Davenport (New Orleans Saints, Canal Street Chronicles)
Saints trade up...
...then draft Davenport
#15 - Kolton Miller (Oakland Raiders, Silver and Black Pride)
#16 - Tremaine Edmunds (Buffalo Bills)
#17 - Derwin James (Los Angeles Chargers, Bolts From The Blue)
#18 - Jaire Alexander (Green Bay Packers, Acme Packing Company)
#19 - Leighton Vander Esch (Dallas Cowboys, Blogging the Boys)
#20 - Frank Ragnow (Detroit Lions, Pride of Detroit)
#21 - Billy Price (Cincinnati Bengals, Cincy Jungle)
#22 - Rashaan Evans (Tennessee Titans, Music City Miracles)
#23 - Isaiah Wynn (New England Patriots, Pats Pulpit)
#24 - D.J. Moore (Carolina Panthers, Cat Scratch Reader)
#25 - Hayden Hurst (Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Beatdown)
#26 - Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons, The Falcoholic)
#27 - Rashaad Penny (Seattle Seahawks, Field Gulls)
I see you, 49ers fans...
#28 - Terrell Edmunds (Pittsburgh Steelers, Behind The Steel Curtain)
Ryan Shazier walks to the stage
#29 - Taven Bryan (Jacksonville Jaguars, Big Cat Country)
#30 - Mike Hughes (Minnesota Vikings, Daily Norseman)
#31 - Sony Michel (New England Patriots)
#32 - Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)
BONUS: Eagles and Cowboys fans react to David Akers’ trash-talk in the second round
I don’t know about you guys, but the Oakland Raiders stole the show for me. That was some unexpected hatred of a draft pick, and we even got a Tom Cable curse-out in there! I was also surprised at how much Bucs fans disliked the Vita Vea selection.
Thanks for reading and check back later in the month for the next edition of Enemy Reaction, which will look back at a... classic Seahawks game. Let’s just leave it at that.