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Round 1

1. Cleveland (0-15) Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

No Change here; the Browns place the future of their franchise in yet another QB’s hands. Fortunately for them they are making the right decision here. Assuming he declares, Rosen is certainly in play for the number one overall selection. He’s the best passer in the draft and the most ready in my option to start. He’s also got all the tools to succeed in the NFL and could finally be the guy to lead the Browns back to being a respectable franchise.

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2. New York Giants (2-13) Sam Darnold, QB, USC

The Giants will surely be in re-building mode this off season; coming off one of the worst Giants seasons I can certainly remember. I have them taking a young QB here and definitely one of the top prospects in this draft. Darnold is only a redshirt sophomore but still could be a top 5 pick in this draft. He’s got all the tools to be an NFL QB and a crazy high ceiling. He’s far from a perfect or proven prospect but I think he’s good right now and I see him growing and becoming even better. Rosen and Darnold are the 2 top QBs right now and could easily go 1 & 2.

3. Indianapolis (3-12) Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn St.

I really see this as a potential spot for someone who covets Barkley to jump up and grab him. Barkley is the best player in this draft and I could see someone trading a lot for him. However, I have Indy staying here and taking him. Frank Gore is at the end of his career and Mack is a decent back but Barkley is an elite prospect and a possible franchise player. Not to build up the already hyped up RB, but he’s the best player I’ve scouted. If I were the Colts I’d draft him in a heartbeat.

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4. Cleveland - from Houston (4-11) Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

I mean this in all seriousness; the Browns have very good talent on their roster. Now they grab Rosen and Fitzpatrick here (taking coaching out of it) they could be a decent team next year. Fitzpatrick is an elite and rare prospect that I (and anyone who’s watched Bama) have fallen in love with. He’s a versatile, dangerous defensive playmaker that will start immediately. He’s a rare defensive game-changer and a solid addition to a very young Browns team.

5. Tampa Bay (4-11) Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. St.

Chubb makes perfect sense here. The Bucs need pass rushing help and Chubb is the top DE in this draft. His film is great; plain and simple. He’s got NFL size and is good vs the pass and the run. He is part of a small few in this draft that are elite prospects. He will start immediately and help a struggling Tampa Bay defense.

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6. Denver (5-10) Derwin James, S, Florida St.

One of the more popular prospects in this draft; the Broncos grab the playmaking safety from FSU. There are certainly injury concerns here but he’s played decently well after starting the season rough. He’s got elite ability that only comes around every so often. Whoever drafts James is certainly getting a good safety but also a guy who they think can still get back to that pre-injury form. I think they will seriously consider Mayfield and Allen here at QB, as well as listen to offers, but if they opt out of those options, James would be an intriguing selection here.

7. New York Jets (5-10) Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

At this point I see Rosen, Darnold, Allen and Mayfield as all first round picks. Mayfield is probably the most talked about out of the four. As I’ve said in previous mock drafts, the Ohio St. film won me over on Mayfield. He’s got an NFL arm capable of making big time throws, elite elusive skills and once he’s on the move he keeps his eyes downfield to make throws. I still have film to go through on all four of my top QBs but Mayfield’s film is sure fun to watch. The Jets grab him here and get their QB for the future.

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8. San Francisco (5-10) Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame

What a difference a good QB can make for your team. Jimmy G sure seems legit; which is scary because the 49ers are a young team that could be an up and coming contender in the west. For this mock, they land one of my favorite players and an instant starter along their offensive line. It’s not often you see guards in the top 10, but Nelson is sure worth a top 10 selection. His film is solid all around and an easy decision here for the 49ers.

9. Trade: Arizona From Chicago (5-10) Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

I predict the Cardinals trading up here ahead of the Bengals and grabbing the young QB from Wyoming. Allen is coming off an impressive bowl win where he showcased his arm strength and the potential he has to be a really good QB. Obviously he’s raw and has mechanics and accuracy issues to work on, but he’s an athletic guy with great instincts, playmaking ability and a legit NFL arm. With good coaching and development he could turn into a great NFL QB.

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10. Cincinnati (6-9) Arden Key, DE, LSU

There are a couple different ways the Bengals could go here and I have them selecting Key from LSU. There are a ton of mixed reviews on Key; I wasn’t overly impressed with Key to begin the season and felt that he was overhyped, but I have actually seen some pretty impressive plays from him this year. I think he’s inconsistent and still has areas of improvement, also the departure he took from his team that is still a mystery last summer doesn’t look I am still hesitant to put him high in my mocks. However, you can’t deny his potential and he does have first round talent; it’s just a risky selection in my mind.

11. Oakland (6-9) Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

The Raiders grab a stud DT to beef up their defensive line. Wilkins has been terrific this year and based off what I’ve seen, I have a top 10 grade on him. He’s been disruptive, aggressive and downright dominate at times. The Raiders have had a tough year, but their team is still talented. I think a solid draft would certainly help get them back to their full potential. Starting their draft by grabbing Wilkins here would be a smart move.

12. Miami (6-9) Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

I would love this to happen. I think Smith is an elite prospect in this draft and would give Miami something it hasn’t had in years: star linebackers. Smith is a hard hitting, nose for the football, sideline to sideline linebacker. He’s got great instincts and an aggressiveness I love. He’s also very versatile too and Miami would be able to use him in a lot of different ways. It would be a home run to land Smith here.

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13. Trade: Chicago From Arizona (7-8) Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa

After trading down the Bears get the top rated CB. Depending on who you talk to, I’ve seen Jackson and Denzel Ward as the top corners….I really still haven’t decided who’s my favorite yet. Both are fantastic players and both I think have first round talent, Jackson certainly has better size and frame though, so I think he goes before Ward in this mock. For the Bears, they have to be happy landing a corner like Jackson after trading down. Jackson has elite ball skills and the potential to become even better.

14. Washington (7-8) Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

The Redskins defense has not been good this year. Their defensive line is especially shallow in terms of depth and they could use another young stud alongside Jonathan Allen. So, why not double dip at Alabama and grab Allen’s college teammate. Payne has been phenomenal this year, showing off true force and unbelievable athleticism. He’s truly a force in the middle and will bring toughness and a stout plug along their D-line.

15. Green Bay (7-8) Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

Phillips may seem like a reach here and may be a surprise pick to people but I dove into some film on him last week and its very impressive. Go watch the Notre Dame game film against Nelson. He performed well against an elite prospect in this draft. He’s got a high motor, very stout, good hand use, and has the ability to be disruptive. I have a first round grade on him; I think he’s a very underrated prospect right now.

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16. Los Angeles Chargers (8-7) Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

McGlinchey is one of the top available players and the Chargers grab him here. He’s a very good overall tackle. I do really like McGlinchey, my main concern with him is how he handles the speed rush. He struggled with that this year and that’s what keeping him out of my top 10. However, this is a weak OT class and with Connor Williams injury concerns McGlinchey is clearly the top tackle. The Chargers invest in their O-line and snatch him up here.

17. Buffalo (8-7) Vita Vea, DT, Washington

The Bill’s defense has not been good and since getting rid of Dareus they have a hole in the middle of their defense. Vea has been phenomenal this year; dominating at times and having big impacts on games. I think he’s a solid first round pick and a safe selection here for the Bills.

18. Detroit (8-7) Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

The Lions have needed a workhorse back for some time now and I have them drafting Guice right here. Guice is an intriguing back that I’m not going to lie I need to watch more of….from what I’ve seen of him though, it’s been great. He’s a tough runner with a low center of gravity that is hard to bring down. I will try to get some more film in and include him in my next scouting notes for a deeper scouting report. As for the Lions drafting a talented back like Guice would help not only Matt Stafford but help their offense as a whole.

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19. Dallas (8-7) Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

Harrison is a hard hitting safety, ultra-talented safety that has been playing at a high level all year. The Cowboys have better than I thought on defense but their secondary still could use some help. Harrison’s coverage skills do need improvement but he’s a top level talent that doesn’t come around every day.

20. Seattle (9-6) Billy Price, C, Ohio St.

Billy Price is another prospect that I am feeling starting to love. I think he’s smart, instinctive, tough and a leader. I think he ends up being a mid-first round pick and an immediate starter in the NFL. Seattle is not as good as they once were and their O-line has not been good. Price would be a fantastic addition here and a smart move to bring in some protection for Russell Wilson.

21. Tennessee (8-7) Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

The run on DTs continues here with Hurst. Hurst was pretty good last season and I think he played even better this year. He’s disruptive, tough, aggressive and shed blocks really well. I think he’s a pretty versatile guy and will be capable of contributing early in his career. The Titans need help on defense so drafting Hurst here makes a lot of sense.

22. Baltimore (9-6) Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Kind of a surprise pick here. I really like this RB class; there is a ton of talent and a lot of different styles backs available. Chubb is a stocky, quick, fast and tough RB that makes great cuts and has good field vision. RB is not a big need for the Ravens; Alex Collins is playing well but for most of the season, this offense has struggled. I think most will say Calvin Ridley here but I think Chubb is a possibility as well. Adding another talented back to this offense would be smart. Running the football effectively can be devastating towards your opponents. Having a backfield with Chubb and Collins handling the majority of the snaps could prove to be a wise move and opening things up for the rest of the offense.

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23. Atlanta (9-6) Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio St.

Denzel Ward is a talented prospect. I recently went through some games I hadn’t yet watched and he is a good football player. My main issue with him is his size. I think he’s listed at 5-10 190 ish but he just looks small on the field. I think that will hurt him come draft day. His film though is solid, so I don’t know, it’s tough to tell. As for the Falcons, they need CB help and Ward is one of the top defensive players on the board.

24. Carolina (11-4) Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

The Panthers are thrilled they were able to land Ridley here. Ridley is certainly one of the top players on the board and he fills a need for the Panthers. Ridley is a smooth route-runner with skills that remind me of Antonio Brown. As I said, Wide-out is a big need for the Panthers and Ridley would be a huge addition to the Panther’s offense.

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25. Buffalo - from Kansas City (9-6) Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

Another Georgia RB comes off the board here. I expect a lot of these backs to be draft in the first 3 rounds and it starts with Chubb at 22 and continues with his teammate Michel here. I have a first round grade on Michel. Now, he may not be drafted in the first round but I see first round talent. He’s elusive, extremely quick, great cutting ability and just down right tough. LeSean McCoy is still a very good back but he’s no spring chicken. The Bills may go with Peterman next year, how else could you better help your young QB then go with 2 stud RBs and run the ball like the Saints do now? I would be afraid of this from the Dolphin’s standpoint.

26. Jacksonville (10-5) Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/OLB, Oklahoma

As I said in my last scouting notes, Okoronkwo is a great prospect that has top 10 talent; the problem is he’s very undersized. He’s supremely athletic though, can drop into coverage, rush the passer and be a defensive playmaker. Jacksonville’s defense just got a lot scarier.

27. Los Angeles Rams (11-4) Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

Davenport is a guy I still have a lot of film study to do on but so far I’ve been very, very impressed with him. He’s really big, has a great motor and has some truly dominate film. He’s got an especially violent bull rush that is crazy good. In fact, his film is down right fun to watch; go type his name into youtube, he’s very good. I am a little hesitant to mock him this high (I wanted to get him higher) coming from a small school and I really don’t have a grade on him yet, but pass rushers are always in demand and Davenport is talented. Much more film study to come on this young man but as of right now I have first round talented all over my notes. As for the Rams, they are a young, hot and exciting team right now and it looks like they are building something pretty special. Davenport would be a fine addition to their roster.

28. New Orleans (11-4) Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

The Saints have been incredible this year both on offense and defense. So, they could go a bunch of different ways here but I have selecting the stub LB from Alabama Rashaan Evans. Evans is a very good, athletic sideline to sideline LB. I think he’s underrated and I have a late first round grade on him. I think he’s solid in the run game, has the ability to cover and he can get to where the ball is going fast. He’s also very aggressive and plays with technique. This would be a solid pick here and a potential immediate starter for the Saints.

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29. Pittsburgh (12-3) Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

Ryan Shazier suffered an awful back injury and we wish him a speedy recovery, but it’s possible he could be done with football. Even if he is able to return to the Steelers, they still could use some LB help. Edmunds is a good LB that is versatile, tough, physical and he flies to the football. I think the Steelers could use him in a lot of different ways to help out their defense.

30. Minnesota (12-3) Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

The Vikings get stronger along their offensive line. Brown has played well this season but I think he’s got the potential to become a lot better. He’s got elite frame, good strength and pretty good production. I think he needs to learn to move a little bit better and control his big body but once he gets his basics and details of his game down he could be an All-Pro LT.

31. New England (12-3) Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame

Another RB sneaks into the first round here at pick 31. Now, Adams is a junior and may not declare, but I think he should. He’s a 6-2 225 lb RB who’s a lot faster than you would think; he’s tough, has a good stiff arm, good field vision, able to run people over, shows good patience, and is sound in pass protection. Now, I think he’s got a good not great burst and he’s only caught like 30 or something passes in his college career so that will be looked down upon. However, for the Patriots, add his name to the ballfield with pass catching backs like Dion Lewis and James White, Adams would fit right in. I really like Adams, I think he’s got potential to be special and I have him as a first round pick right now.

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32. Philadelphia (13-2) Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

This was my initial selection for the Dolphins months ago. Alexander is a really good corner who unfortunately has been injured a lot of this season. Outside of Jackson, who really seems to be separating himself from the other corners, there’s a lot of debate on whose next in line. You have guys like Isaiah Oliver, Carlton Davis, Ken Webster, J.C. Jackson, Tarvarus McFaddden, and a couple more that could all end up late first or second round picks. I like Alexander here though; he’s a good football player and assuming he’s healthy I could see him being a first round pick.