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2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

Six Longhorns are projected to be drafted in various mocks as the 2018 NFL Draft is set to get underway on Thursday evening.

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The 2018 NFL Draft is finally upon us and throughout the coming hours and days, several former Texas Longhorns stars will find out which NFL franchise they’ll begin their professional careers with.

Based on the current outlook, six former Longhorns — Connor Williams, Malik Jefferson, DeShon Elliott, Holton Hill, Michael Dickson and Poona Ford — will hear their names called by the end of the week.

A three-day event, the first round of the draft will be held on Thursday evening, while the second and third rounds will take place on Friday. The draft will conclude on Saturday with the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

How to watch, listen, and stream

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Date and time: Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. Central

Radio: ESPN Radio

Online Streaming: and the WatchESPN app

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

When will each former Longhorn hear his name called, and which NFL franchise will be the one to do so? There isn’t exactly a consensus, but for the most part, the industry agrees on the general area in which each Texas talent will be selected, with each agreeing that Connor Williams will be the first Longhorn selected.

Connor Williams — OT — Junior

  • ESPN: Second round (No. 40 overall) — Denver Broncos
  • First round (No. 29) — Cleveland Browns
  • Bleacher Report: First round (No. 29) — Jacksonville Jaguars
  • USA Today: Second round (No. 33) — Cleveland Browns
  • CBS Sports: Second round (No. 38) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Pro Football Focus: First round (No. 15) — Arizona Cardinals

Malik Jefferson — MLB — Junior

DeShon Elliott — S — Junior

  • ESPN: Not selected (3-round mock)
  • Fourth round (No. 120) — Seattle Seahawks
  • Bleacher Report: Fourth round (No. 24) — Kansas City Chiefs
  • USA Today: Fourth round (No. 112) — Cincinnati Bengals
  • CBS Sports: Fourth round (No. 137) — Dallas Cowboys
  • Pro Football Focus: Fourth round (No. 132) — Philadelphia Eagles

Poona Ford — DT — Senior

Holton Hill — CB — Junior

Michael Dickson — P — Junior