Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was taken right away by team Rice as Rice won the coin toss and decided to pair with Quinn and Brees and his captains and defer the number one overall pick to team Sanders.
Rams punter Johnny Hekker on the other hand had to wait awhile, but when all was said and done, both players wound up on the same side.
With 60 players yet to be drafted the second half of the draft will take place tomorrow night and will feature the picks of the wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks, and will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
Here’s what both squads look like after day one:
Sanders: Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe
Rice: Jason Hatcher, Marcell Dareus, and Kyle Williams (assigned)
Sanders: Marshal Yanda , Logan Mankins and Kyle Long (assigned)
Rice: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, and Evan Mathis
Rice: Ryan Kalil and Nick Mangold (assigned)
Sanders: Marcel Reese (assigned)
Rice: Justin Bethel (assigned)
Sanders: Brandon Fields (assigned)
Sanders: J.J. Jansen
Rice: Matt Overton