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Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Posted: 4:32 PM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 19:32:33-04

We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy.

This year’s draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be difference-makers. Many of them play up front and will go very high in the proceedings.

Here’s one view of the first round, presuming no trades — something extremely unlikely.

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