In addition, Twitter held its own mock draft, using data on players most-mentioned in tweets discussing given teams and the draft to predict all 32 picks.
SI will go live from two sets starting at 7:45 p.m. ET Thursday. One set will feature host Maggie Gray, The MMQB senior writer Albert Breer and SI college football insider Andy Staples providing breaking news and analysis with each pick. Pro Football Focus’ Steve Palazzolo and Mike Renner will man the second set, discussing draft prospects and evaluating each pick using PFF’s proprietary statistics.
Comments and questions from fans on Facebook will be incorporated into SI’s coverage, and The MMQB will also go on Facebook Live from the home of Myles Garrett, who is expected to be the first pick.
Yahoo Sports’ coverage will kick off at 8 p.m. from in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval, where the draft is taking place, as well as from its New York studios.
Mike Hill will host, and analysts including Tony Siragusa, Tank Williams, Charles Robinson and Pat Forde will chime in with NFL and college analysis, player interviews, featured sketches, original rap freestyles and exclusive scouting from Rivals.com and Player Profiler.
Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Liz Loza will also provide fantasy football perspectives, and questions submitted from Facebook will be incorporated into the livestream.
Twitter’s mock first round follows below. The social network said its projections were based on players most-mentioned in tweets discussing a given team and the draft, adding that if a player was most-mentioned alongside numerous teams, priority was given to the team with the highest draft pick.
- Cleveland Browns, Myles Garrett, defensive end, @MylesLGarrett
- San Francisco 49ers, Solomon Thomas, DE, @SollyThomas90
- Chicago Bears, Deshaun Watson, quarterback, @DeshaunWatson4
- Jacksonville Jaguars, Leonard Fournette, running back, @_fournette
- Tennessee Titans, Corey Davis, wide receiver, @c_davis_81
- New York Jets, Marshon Lattimore, cornerback, @shonrp2
- Los Angeles Chargers, Malik Hooker, safety, @MalikHooker24
- Carolina Panthers, Christian McCaffrey, RB, @CMcCaffrey5
- Cincinnati Bengals, Reuben Foster, linebacker, @ferrarifoster
- Buffalo Bills, Mitchell Trubisky, QB, @Mtrubisky10
- New Orleans Saints, Jamal Adams, S, @TheAdams_era
- Cleveland Browns, Patrick Mahomes, QB, @PatrickMahomes5
- Arizona Cardinals, John Ross, WR, @WatchJRoss
- Philadelphia Eagles, Joe Mixon, RB, @Joe_MainMixon
- Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Ramczyk, offensive tackle, @RyanRamczyk1
- Baltimore Ravens, Mike Williams, WR, @darealmike_dub
- Washington Redskins, Dalvin Cook, RB, @dalvincook
- Tennessee Titans, O.J. Howard, tight end, @TheRealOjHoward
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Josh Jones, S
- Denver Broncos, Cam Robinson, OT, @crobinson_68
- Detroit Lions, Haason Reddick, LB, @Haason7Reddick
- Miami Dolphins, Forrest Lamp, offensive guard, @flamp76
- New York Giants, David Njoku, TE, @David_Njoku80
- Oakland Raiders, Chidobe Awuzie, CB, @Chido___
- Houston Texans, Garett Bolles, OT, @gbolles74
- Seattle Seahawks, Malik McDowell, defensive tackle, @MSU_LEEK4
- Kansas City Chiefs, Jarrad Davis, LB, @J_Davis_40
- Dallas Cowboys, T.J. Watt, outside LB, @_TJWatt
- Green Bay Packers, Quincy Wilson, CB, @dc_wilson954
- Pittsburgh Steelers, Obi Melifonwu, S, @Obi_1nOnly
- Atlanta Falcon, Jabrill Peppers, S, @JabrillPeppers
- New Orleans Saints, Charles Harris, OLB, @Charles_AO1