Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2018 first-round picks is Monday, May 3, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.

Cleveland took care of both Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward on April 23. The Buccaneers officially exercised Vita Vea's option three days before the draft. Las Vegas didn't even bother with an option for Kolton Miller, choosing instead to sign him to an extension.

Below are the 32 first-round picks from the 2018 draft and their fifth-year option statuses ahead of the deadline:

  1. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns: Picked up. Cleveland exercised Mayfield's fifth-year option on April 23.
  2. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants. Picked up. New York exercised Barkley's fifth-year option on April 28, according to Ian Rapoport.
  3. Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets: Traded to Panthers and picked up. Carolina exercised Darnold's fifth-year option on April 30.
  4. Denzel Ward, CB, Cleveland Browns: Picked up. Cleveland exercised Ward's fifth-year option on April 23.
  5. Bradley Chubb, DE, Denver Broncos: Picked up. Denver exercised Chubb's fifth-year option, according to Michael Silver.
  6. Quenton Nelson, G, Indianapolis Colts: Picked up. Indy exercised Nelson's fifth-year option on April 28.
  7. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills: Picked up. Buffalo exercised Allen's fifth-year option on May 3.
  8. Roquan Smith, LB, Chicago Bears: Picked up. Chicago exercised Smith's fifth-year option, according to Ian Rapoport.
  9. Mike McGlinchey, T, San Francisco 49ers: Picked up. San Francisco exercised McGlinchey's option on May 1.
  10. Josh Rosen, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Traded and waived. Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins during the 2019 draft and then waived ahead of the 2020 season. He's currently on the San Francisco 49ers roster.
  11. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Miami Dolphins: Traded to Steelers and picked up. Pittsburgh exercised Fitzpatrick's fifth-year option, according to Rapoport.
  12. Vita Vea, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Picked up. Tampa Bay exercised Vea's fifth-year option on April 26.
  13. Daron Payne, DT, Washington Football Team: Picked up. Washington exercised Payne's fifth-year option on April 27.
  14. Marcus Davenport, DE, New Orleans Saints: Picked up. New Orleans exercised Davenport's fifth-year option on April 29.
  15. Kolton Miller, T, Las Vegas Raiders: Signed extension. The Raiders signed Miller to a three-year extension worth over $54 million in new money on March 31.
  16. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Buffalo Bills: Picked up. Buffalo exercised Edmunds' fifth-year option on May 3.
  17. Derwin James, S, Los Angeles Chargers: Picked up. Los Angeles exercised James' fifth-year option on April 30.
  18. Jaire Alexander, CB, Green Bay Packers: Picked up. Green Bay exercised Alexander's fifth-year option, according to Rapoport.
  19. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Dallas Cowboys: Declined. Dallas informed Vander Esch's agent it is not picking up his fifth-year option, per Jane Slater.
  20. Frank Ragnow, OL, Detroit Lions: Picked up. Detroit exercised Ragnow's fifth-year option on April 28.
  21. Billy Price, C, Cincinnati Bengals
  22. Rashaan Evans, LB, Tennessee Titans: Declined. Tennessee declined to pick up Evans' fifth-year option, according to Rapoport.
  23. Isaiah Wynn, T, New England Patriots: Picked up. New England exercised Wynn's fifth-year option, according to Rapoport.
  24. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers: Picked up. Carolina exercised Moore's fifth-year option on April 30.
  25. Hayden Hurst, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Traded to Falcons and declined. Atlanta is declining to pick up Hurst's option, per Rapoport.
  26. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Picked up. Atlanta exercised Ridley's option on May 3.
  27. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Declined. Seattle is declining to pick up Penny's fifth-year option, per Rapoport.
  28. Terrell Edmunds, S, Pittsburgh Steelers: Declined. Pittsburgh is declining to exercise Edmunds' fifth-year option, per Tom Pelissero.
  29. Taven Bryan, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars
  30. Mike Hughes, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Declined. Minnesota is declining to pick up Hughes' fifth-year option, per Rapoport.
  31. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots
  32. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Picked up. Baltimore exercised Jackson's fifth-year option on April 30.

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