RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State – I still think the Browns do the smart thing and address quarterback at No. 4 and take the surest thing in the draft, but I seem to be in the minority.
2. NEW YORK GIANTS
QB Sam Darnold, USC – The Giants think Eli Manning can play for many more years but they’d be crazy not to grab a quarterback in this draft and Darnold is their guy.
3. NEW YORK JETS
QB Josh Rosen, UCLA – With one quarterback off the board, the Jets know they need one and Rosen is the most polished of the group.
4. CLEVELAND BROWNS
QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma – This appears to be the leader they want under center and he’s one of the elite quarterbacks in the draft, so the Browns address a big need.
5. DENVER BRONCOS
QB Josh Allen, Wyoming – The run on quarterbacks continues as Allen goes to the Brocnos. Denver needs a quarterback and there’s a big drop off from Allen to the rest.
6. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
DE Bradley Chubb, NC State – The best rush end in the draft goes to a team that needs help badly in the pass rush area and the Colts get their guy even trading down. This seems to be one of the locks of the draft if he falls this far.
WR Courtland Sutton, SMU – The Panthers need more offensive help at wide receiver and Sutton is a big and athletic target.
25. TENNESSEE TITANS
OL Billy Price, Ohio State – Despite the need for surgery, they love his fit in their offensive system and feel he’s a steal at this spot.
26. ATLANTA FALCONS
OL Isaiah Wynn, Georgia – Interior line help is needed so taking the local guard they know a ton about makes sense.
27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville – They take the chance here and try to strike gold. They have a young team but Drew Brees will need a replacement soon and putting Jackson in that backfield down the line seems intriguing.
28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama – The Steelers decide to go defense and get the linebacker they covet late in round one.