ARLINGTON, Texas — Draft night started with the Cleveland Browns taking quarterback Baker Mayfield, surprising many by taking the Oklahoma quarterback with the No. 1 pick.

For the New England Patriots, it was a night to bring in two players from Georgia on Thursday.

The Patriots used the 23rd overall pick to plug a hole on their offensive line, one of several needs for the AFC champions following the departure of several starters in free agency.

The Patriots selected 6-2, 302-pound offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn.

Wynn started his college career as a guard but shifted to left tackle as a senior, earning second-team AP All-America honors in 2017.

He would seem to be undersized as a tackle at the NFL level, though he could be an option to replace left tackle Nate Solder, who signed with the New York Giants.

Starting right guard Shaq Mason is also entering the final year of his rookie contract and will become an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming season. With Mason expected to get interest in the free agency market in 2019, this could be a pre-emptive move on the part of Coach Bill Belichick to get someone in the pipeline.

The Patriots have started rookies up front before – left guard Joe Thuney started 16 games in his first year in 2016.

Wynn’s selection was part of a run on offensive linemen in the first round. Six linemen were selected before the first wide receiver – Maryland’s D.J. Moore – came off the board at No. 24 to Carolina.

With the 31st pick, the Patriots took running back Sony Michel.

Though he started only two games in 2017, Michel ran for 1,227 yards on 156 carries in 14 games, averaging 7.9 yards per attempt. He rushed for 16 TDs, and caught one TD.

It started with Cleveland taking Mayfield. After months of dissection and debate, the Browns selected Mayfield, Oklahoma’s cocky and charismatic quarterback, a somewhat surprising selection by a team that figured to play it safe with such an important decision.

But coming off a 0-16 season, the Browns are betting that Mayfield is a better player than USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen or UCLA’s Josh Rosen, a talented group regarded as the top QB class in years.

The Browns followed Mayfield’s selection with another surprise, taking Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward. Cleveland was thought to be high on North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, but instead opted for the speedy Ward, who skipped his senior season with the Buckeyes to turn pro.

The New York Giants selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick.

The All-American with speed, power, shiftiness and excellent hands is considered this year’s best player. New York has had one of the NFL’s worst running games in recent years, and Barkley is expected to boost an offense that has a veteran quarterback in Eli Manning and star receiver in Odell Beckham Jr.

Barkley also is a sensational kick returner.

The New York Jets, another of the NFL teams desperate for a franchise quarterback, chose Sam Darnold with the third pick.

The Jets had traded up from sixth overall with Indianapolis with the expressed mission of finding that quarterback. Southern California’s Darnold, who had a superb 2016 season and was not quite so productive last year, was the choice.

Bradley Chubb of North Carolina State, seen as the best pass rusher in this draft, was selected fifth overall by Denver.

At No. 6, the Colts grabbed the best blocker in the draft, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson.

Indianapolis took Nelson to help protect QB Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.

The Bills traded up to No. 7 to take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, a 6-foot-5, strong-armed passer.

He needs some seasoning and to work on accuracy, but he could sit behind AJ McCarron in Buffalo for a year or two.

The Bears selected Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with pick No. 8.

The 49ers bolstered their offensive line, picking tackle Mike McGlinchey from Notre Dame at No. 9.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen slipped a bit, but the Cardinals jumped up to No. 10 to get him.

Arizona traded with Oakland to get the 10th overall pick, moving up from No. 15.

The Miami Dolphins had a top-10 talent fall to them at No. 11 and took Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

The versatile All-American played safety, cornerback and nickel back in three seasons with the Crimson Tide.

Tampa Bay plugged a major hole in its defensive line with nose tackle Vita Vea from Washington.

The Buccaneers had traded down from seventh to 12th and found a 6-foot-4, 345-pound man-mountain adept at stopping the run. At Washington, he often occupied or even overpowered more than one blocker.

Washington addressed its leaky run defense by taking Alabama defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne with pick No. 13.

Eager to add to an improving defense, New Orleans traded up with Green Bay, moving from 27th to 14th to get UTSA edge rusher Marcus Davenport.

Oakland, selecting 15th after trading down from 10th, bolstered its offensive line with UCLA’s Kolton Miller.

The 16th selection also came after a trade. Buffalo was dealing, swapping No. 22 overall and a third-rounder with Baltimore. Buffalo took Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who can play inside or outside and was considered by some the best at the position in this group.

Safety Derwin James of Florida State also slipped a bit and wound up going 17th to the Chargers.

At No. 18, Green Bay took cornerback Jaire Alexander.

The Dallas Cowboys pick at 19 sent the fans at AT&T Stadium into a frenzy of anticipation for the home team.

The Cowboys passed on filling a need at wide receiver and selected Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, a late bloomer who didn’t play 11-man football in high school.

The Ravens ended the first round by trading up with Philadelphia for Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.

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