PRISCO MOCK DRAFT

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    ROUND 1
    1. CLEVELAND BROWNS

    (0-16)
    Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California: They need to land a quarterback for the future who can learn behind Tyrod Taylor for a year. They opt for Darnold.
    2. NEW YORK GIANTS

    (3-13)
    Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State: You can never have enough pass rushers as the Giants learned when they beat the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl.
    3. NEW YORK JETS (FROM INDIANAPOLIS)

    (5-11)
    Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: They moved up for a reason, which is to land a franchise quarterback. They decide to take Rosen over Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen.
    4. CLEVELAND BROWNS (FROM HOUSTON)

    (0-16)
    Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: They get their quarterback and then come back and take the player some consider to be the best in the draft. I wouldn’t do it, but I would understand if they did.
    5. DENVER BRONCOS

    (5-11)
    Derwin James, SS, Florida State: They need a playmaker on the back end and Nav wanted the guard so now the Broncos draft this bro instead.
    6. ARIZONA CARDINALS (FROM NEW YORK JETS)

    (8-8)
    Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: After the Colts traded down to this spot with the Jets, they trade down again with Arizona, who badly wants a young passer. The Cards move up from the 15th spot.
    7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

    (5-11)
    Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS, Alabama: The Bucs need help at both safety and corner, and Fitzpatrick could help at either spot. He has a chance to be a dominant free safety.
    8. CHICAGO BEARS

    (5-11)
    Tremaine Edmunds, ILB, Virginia Tech: He can play inside or outside and would give the Bears a nice young playmaker on their defense.
    9. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

    (6-10)
    Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame: Nav really wants the guard. He will be one of the best guards in the league for a long time.
    10. OAKLAND RAIDERS

    (6-10)
    Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia: He can run and they need more of that on their defense. He could play in the middle for them and keep Tahir Whitehead outside.
    11. MIAMI DOLPHINS

    (6-10)
    Vita Vea, DT, Washington: With Ndamukong Suh let go, they need to get a power player inside. Vea is that and he can push the pocket.
    12. BUFFALO BILLS (FROM CINCINNATI)

    (9-7)
    Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: They traded up to this spot likely hoping one of the quarterbacks would fall, and in this scenario that guy is Mayfield.
    13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS

    (7-9)
    Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State: They need to get another corner even after adding Orlando Scandrick from the Cowboys. Ward could come in and compete to start right away.
    14. GREEN BAY PACKERS

    (7-9)
    Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA: Davenport is a raw player who could end up being a really good pass rusher. It’s risky, but they need help there and he’s the best left on the board here.
    15. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (MOCK TRADE WITH ARIZONA)

    (4-12)
    Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa: Their cornerback situation isn’t good, so they need to use a few picks on the spot, and Hughes is a player whose best football might be in front of him.
    16. BALTIMORE RAVENS

    (9-7)
    Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State: They added some receiver help in free agency, but they need a pass-catching tight end in the worst way. Goedert is exactly that.
    17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

    (9-7)
    Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama: They need to get better inside against the run and Evans is that type of player.
    18. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

    (9-7)
    Mike Hughes, CB, UCF: With Richard Sherman and DeShawn Shead both gone, they need help at the all-important corner spot. Hughes was outstanding last year.
    19. DALLAS COWBOYS

    (9-7)
    Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: They have to get more speed in their passing game. Ridley is that type of player.
    20. DETROIT LIONS

    (9-7)
    Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama: They need to get another power player inside in their defense. They could also go for a pass rusher here, but Payne would be better value.
    21. CINCINNATI BENGALS (FROM BUFFALO)

    (7-9)
    James Daniels, C, Iowa: After picking up Cordy Glenn from the Bills to play left tackle, they need to get a center. Daniels is that guy.
    22. BUFFALO BILLS (FROM KANSAS CITY)

    (9-7)
    D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland: Moore is a player who will be drafted higher than many expect. He had a really nice combine that impressed a lot of personnel people.
    23. LOS ANGELES RAMS

    (11-5)
    Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College: With Robert Quinn traded away, they lack an outside edge rusher. Two years ago, Landry was dominant in that role.
    24. CAROLINA PANTHERS

    (11-5)
    Will Hernandez, OG, Texas-El Paso: They lost Andrew Norwell to the Jaguars, so they take a power player to take his place.
    25. TENNESSEE TITANS

    (9-7)
    Leighton Vander Esch, OLB, Boise State: They lost Avery Williamson in free agency, so getting a replacement would be nice. Vander Esch really came on in 2017.
    26. ATLANTA FALCONS

    (10-6)
    Taven Bryan, DT, Florida: They lost Dontari Poe in free agency, so they need to add a player next to Grady Jarrett. Bryan isn’t the same type of player that Poe is, but he would be a nice addition to the defense.
    27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

    (11-5)
    Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina: After nosing around Jimmy Graham in free agency, they missed out so they take the player who might be the best all-round tight end in the class.
    28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

    (13-3)
    Donte Jackson, CB, LSU: They have some young corners, but you can never have enough. And this kid can fly.
    29. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

    (10-6)
    Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: They filled a lot of needs in free agency, so they can take a shot on a potential quarterback of the future ? and maybe sooner.
    30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    (13-3)
    Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: They need to find an upgrade at right tackle if Mike Remmers is going to stay at guard. McClinchey could play the right side after being a left tackle in college.
    31. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

    (13-3)
    Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA: They lost Nate Solder to the Giants, and there is little behind him if Antonio Garcia isn’t back all the way. Miller could step in and be a rookie starter.
    32. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    (13-3)
    Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma: They can afford to take a player who can sit for a year or two. Once Brown gets with an NFL strength coach, he will develop into a long-time starter.
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