Note: This page will update with news and analysis throughout Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft, so refresh often.
Updated 11:07: We're done for the night. Thanks for following along everyone. We'll be back Saturday at noon for the final day of action.
Updated 10:54 p.m.: Likely the last update here. UCF's Jordan Akins goes 98th overall to the Houston Texans.
Akins started 18 games in his final two seasons and for his career caught 79 passes for 1,093 yards and eight touchdowns. Akins averaged 15.3 yards per catch as a senior.
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Updated 10:31 p.m.: Two more state college players were taken on back-to-back picks. The Atlanta Falcons took the University of South Florida's Deadrin Senat with the 90th overall pick. One spot later, the New Orleans Saints took UCF's Tre'Quan Smith at No. 91.
Updated 9:48 p.m.: Florida State's Derrick Nnadi is off the board. The Kansas City Chiefs selected the defensive lineman with the 75th overall pick.
Nnadi started 47 games over his final three seasons at Florida State and ended his four-year career with 165 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks and two forced fumbles. He had at least 10 tackles for loss in each of his final two years -- a staggering total for an interior defensive lineman.
At 6-foot-1 and 299 pounds, he’s slightly undersized for an NFL nose tackle, but his motor and quick first step could help compensate for that.
Updated 9:25 p.m.: The first Miami Hurricane is officially off the board. The Cleveland Browns selected defensive lineman Chad Thomas with the 67th overall pick in the third round.
Chad Thomas is a Hurricanes defensive end who grew up in Liberty City and became a five-star sensation at Miami Booker T. Washington High School.
He also is an accomplished musician, having concentrated his UM studies at the Frost School of Music, and producing tracks for hip-hop and rap artists such as Rick Ross.
At 6-5 and 281 pounds with arms that stretch 33 ½ inches, Thomas “has all the physical and athletic traits that a team could look for along the edge, and he’s versatile enough to play in an odd or even front,’’ according to NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein.
This past season, Thomas amassed 41 tackles and tied with defensive tackle RJ McIntosh for the team lead of 12 ½ tackles for loss. He had 5 ½ sacks, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries.
Updated 9:15 p.m.: Former Miami Norland cornerback Carlton Davis, who played his college career at Auburn, went 63rd overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The second round ended a pick later, and the University of Miami still has not had a player drafted. This isn't entirely surprising, but the Hurricanes would love to have at least one player taken before the start of Day 3. There's 36 picks left.
Updated 8:45 p.m.: The first Florida player of the night is off the board. The New England Patriots selected Florida's Duke Dawson at 56.
Dawson has the ability to play outside corner, but the nickel is his specialty. In 48 career games (19 starts) Dawson had 23 pass breakups and six interceptions (three returned for touchdowns). He also recorded 82 tackles. Dawson was All-SEC as a senior after he recorded a career-high four interceptions and nine pass breakups, marks that respectively ranked tied for fourth and 10th in the league.
Dawson is the second Florida player drafted this season, following first-round pick defensive tackle Taven Bryan.
Updated 7:58 p.m.: 12 picks into the second round, it's still quiet for the state schools.
Updated 7:05 p.m.: Day 2 of the NFL Draft is officially underway. Enjoy the ride, folks.
Original post: Mark Richt has already seen two of his former players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. No, not the Miami Hurricanes he has led for the past two years. They're still waiting for their first player to be selected.
Three University of Georgia players that Richt coached before making his way to Coral Gables were selected. Linebacker Roquan Smith went eighth overall to the Chicago Bears. Offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn and running back Sony Michel were taken 23rd and 32nd overall in the first round, both by the New England Patriots.
The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are sitting and waiting for their first player to come off the board. The hope is that it happens Friday, when Rounds 2 and 3 are conducted. The festivities begin at 7 p.m.
The top two candidates from UM to be selected Friday are running back Mark Walton and defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh, both of whom left Miami a year early to pursue their NFL dreams.
Meanwhile, there are also other prospects who played at state colleges who are expecting to hear their names called Friday.
Florida cornerback Duke Dawson could be taken in the third round. FSU's Josh Sweat and Derick Nnandi are also Day 2 draft candidates. And UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin has the chance to be selected before Friday comes to an end as well.
When a player from a state college is drafted, we will update this page with a brief summary of their college career along with some quick analysis of the prospect. A separate, more in-depth story will follow (and will be hyperlinked to the initial post on this page).