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NFL Mock Draft: Version 3.0

The NFL Draft is approaching, the combine and pro days are in the books and it’s time for another NFL Mock Draft. The Cleveland Browns are on the clock and will take who?

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1. CLEVELAND BROWNS

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

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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.

7. TAMPA BAY BUCS

DB Derwin James, FSU – James is rising on many boards because of his athleticism and he is the pick here over Minkah Fitzpatrick.

8. CHICAGO BEARS

DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama – The Bears are thrilled to have Fitzpatrick fall to them here as he was supposed to go top four or five.

9. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech – The freaky linebacker will be a great fit for the rebuilding 49ers defense.

10. OAKLAND RAIDERS

OL Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame – They wanted a linebacker here and Roquan Smith is available, but there was no way they expected Nelson to be available here and can’t pass him up.

11.MIAMI DOLPHINS

DB Denzel Ward, Ohio State – The top cornerback in the draft falls this far and the Dolphins can’t pass him up.

12. BUFFALO BILLS

LB Roquan Smith, Georgia – The Bills are happy to jump on Smith at this stage not expecting him to fall this far.

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS

DT Vita Vea, Washington – They need help on both sides of the line of scrimmage and a freaky and huge defensive tackle fits the mold.

14. GREEN BAY PACKERS

DB Josh Jackson, Iowa – The Packers want a defensive back and they land the one with the best ball skills in the draft.

15. ARIZONA CARDINALS

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama – The need to replace Larry Fitzgerald is on the Cards' mind here and no legit quarterback fell this far.

16. BALTIMORE RAVENS

DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA – The steal of the draft? Could be. The Ravens are happy to have a great edge rusher at this stage.

17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State – The Chargers need help at a lot of positions but this kid could be a 10-year starter and they can’t pass that up.

18. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

OT Connor Williams, Texas – The top offensive tackle in the draft is great value here for the Seahawks despite other needs.

19. DALLAS COWBOYS

DT Da’Ron Payne, Alabama – The Cowboys need help in the middle and Payne is a run stuffer who can also flush the quarterback.

20. DETROIT LIONS

LB Harold Landry, Boston College – The Lions want another edge rusher who can improve the pass rush and Landry has the speed.

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS

OL Will Hernandez, UTEP – A nasty interior lineman is just what the doctor ordered for this offense.

22. BUFFALO BILLS

CB Mike Hughes, UCF – They struck gold last draft in Tre’Davious White and now they can pair him with Hughes who has a great skill set as well.

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OL Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame – More help on the offensive line is needed and they are thrilled he is available.

24. CAROLINA PANTHERS

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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

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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.

29. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville – They can pair him with Jalen Ramsey. His combine pushed him into round one despite an average season.

30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

OC James Daniels, Iowa – The need for help on the offensive line is real and his versatility is intriguing.

31. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DT Taven Bryan, Florida – He’s an elite athlete and the Pats need defensive line help in a big way.

32. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

CB Donte Jackson, LSU – Just keep adding talent to that defense as Jackson can also contribute on special teams if needed.