first pick


: the opportunity to choose first
The girls got to choose their partners, and she got (the) first pick.
: the person or thing that is chosen ahead of all others
She was their first pick for the lead role in the play.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With less than two months until the first pick is called out by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Kansas City, the pre-draft process will take further shape this week with the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 Offensive line The Rams last season moved to bolster their line by selecting guard/center Logan Bruss with their first pick in the third round of the draft. Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2023 With their first pick in the USFL’s first college draft on Tuesday, the Birmingham Stallions made a hometown choice by selecting UAB offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort. Mark Inabinett |, al, 21 Feb. 2023 Antetokounmpo opened the draft by selecting Lillard as his first pick. oregonlive, 19 Feb. 2023 Last year, the 49ers didn’t make their first pick until No. 61 and followed by making eight more picks in the final five rounds. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb. 2023

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“First pick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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