Twitter Preps for 2018 NFL Draft With Emojis, Mock Draft

Each first-round pick will have his own hashtag-triggered emoji

The top 10 picks in Twitter's mock draft
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Twitter is going hashtag-triggered-emoji-happy for the 2018 National Football League Draft, which kicks off Thursday night.

Fans who include the hashtag #NFLDraft in their tweets will see this new emoji:

In addition, each first-round draft pick will have his own hashtag-triggered emoji shortly after they are drafted. For example, if the Cleveland Browns draft quarterback Sam Darnold, including the hashtag #SamDarnold would add the Browns’ logo emoji to tweets.

Finally, Twitter conducted its own mock draft, based on the players that have been mentioned the most in tweets discussing specific teams and the NFL Draft, with priority given to the team with the higher draft pick in cases where players were mentioned alongside numerous teams. Here’s how it turned out:

  1. Browns, Josh Allen, QB
  2. New York Giants, Saquon Barkley, running back
  3. New York Jets, Baker Mayfield, QB
  4. Browns, Bradley Chubb, defensive end
  5. Denver Broncos, Quenton Nelson, guard
  6. Indianapolis Colts, Tremaine Edmunds, linebacker
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive back
  8. Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith, LB
  9. San Francisco 49ers, Denzel Ward, DB
  10. Oakland Raiders, Maurice Hurst Jr., defensive tackle
  11. Miami Dolphins, Josh Rosen, QB
  12. Buffalo Bills, Darnold
  13. Washington Redskins, Derrius Guice, RB
  14. Green Bay Packers, Derwin James, safety
  15. Arizona Cardinals, Lamar Jackson, QB
  16. Baltimore Ravens, Calvin Ridley, wide receiver
  17. Los Angeles Chargers, Da’Ron Payne, DT
  18. Seattle Seahawks, Vita Vea, DT
  19. Dallas Cowboys, D.J. Moore, WR
  20. Detroit Lions, Harold Landry, DE
  21. Cincinnati Bengals, Mike McGlinchey, tackle
  22. Bills, Christian Kirk, WR
  23. New England Patriots, Mason Rudolph, QB
  24. Carolina Panthers, Justin Reid, S
  25. Tennessee Titans, Josh Sweat, DE
  26. Atlanta Falcons, Taven Bryan, DT
  27. New Orleans Saints, Sam Hubbard, DE
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers, Jaire Alexander, DB
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars, Mike Hughes, DB
  30. Minnesota Vikings, Isaiah Wynn, T
  31. Patriots, Kolton Miller, T
  32. Philadelphia Eagles, Sony Michel, RB