NFL Draft Diamonds Writer’s Mock: The Browns land a QB but pass on a RB
- Cleveland Browns
Josh Allen QB Wyoming
Cleveland gets their potential franchise quarterback with plenty of upside.
- New York Giants
Sam Darnold QB USC
With Eli Manning at 37 years old, The Giants turn the page and look ahead to the future.
- New York Jets
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
Broadway Baker. The most accurate quarterback in the draft joins gang green, solving New York’s franchise quarterback drought.
- Cleveland Browns
Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama
With a need for DB, Fitzpatrick is the obvious option. Fast, athletic, and a leader on the backend lands in Cleveland.
- Denver Broncos
Josh Rosen QB UCLA
John Elway knows that Case Keenum isn’t the long-term answer. If Rosen falls into Elway’s lap, I expect him to pull the trigger.
- Indianapolis Colts
Bradley Chubb EDGE N.C. State
The Colts have not had an elite pass rusher since Dwight Freeney. Chubb by far is the best pass rusher in this draft, providing an immediate impact from day 1.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
Tampa Bay strikes gold by taking the best player available, and arguably the best player in the NFL Draft.
- Chicago Bears
Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
The Bears make a major upgrade to their offensive line. Mitch Trubisky will be happy about this pick.
- Buffalo Bills (Projected Trade from the 49ers)
Lamar Jackson QB
The Bills are in desperate need of a quarterback due to the departure of Tyrod Taylor. Lamar Jackson and LeSean McCoy in the backfield together. Wow.
- Oakland Raiders
Roquan Smith OLB Georgia
The Raiders add a leader to their defense whose athleticism is off the charts.
- Green Bay Packers (Projected Trade from the Dolphins)
Derwin James S FSU
The Packers trade up for one of the best athletes in this draft. Will play alongside Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
- San Francisco 49ers (Projected Trade from the Bills)
Denzel Ward CB Ohio State
With the signing of Richard Sherman, the 49ers look to solidify their secondary.
- Washington Redskins
Vita Vea DT Washington
It starts up front on both sides of the ball. The Redskins get an athletic run stopper and pass rusher for a very long time.
Tremaine Edmunds ILB Virginia Tech
The Dolphins desperately need a linebacker on defense. Adding Edmunds solves that problem. He’s only 19 years old. Intriguing.
- Arizona Cardinals
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
Adding McGlinchey provides depth at the tackle position. McGlinchey will compete with Andre Smith for the starting RT spot in camp.
- Baltimore Ravens
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
The Ravens find a way to help bolster their receiving core. Ridley will compliment Michael Crabtree in the passing game.
- Los Angeles Chargers
Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
Payne is very athletic for being 311 pounds. Brandon Mebane is getting old, so I consider this as an immediate upgrade.
- Seattle Seahawks
Josh Jackson CB Iowa
Seattle finds Richard Sherman’s replacement in Josh Jackson. Jackson will start from day 1 in Seattle.
- Dallas Cowboys
D.J. Moore WR Maryland
Dez Bryant is gone, but D.J. Moore is here. Moore is an exciting receiver who has playmaking capabilities similar to Odell Beckham Jr.
- Detroit Lions
Marcus Davenport DE Texas-San Antonio
Ezekiel Ansah and Marcus Davenport. New head coach Matt Patricia will have a lot of fun with these two coming off the edge
- Cincinnati Bengals
Will Hernandez G Texas-El Paso
Yes, the Bengals traded for Cordy Glenn, but can he stay healthy? Adding depth with Hernandez in the interior will help keep Andy Dalton upright.
- Buffalo Bills
Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
Buffalo adds another dynamic playmaker to go along with Lamar Jackson. Kirk has great hands and can get vertical.
- New England Patriots
Mike Hughes CB UCF
Malcolm Butler has moved on and New England needs to act fast. Hughes has the most upside out of all of the CB’s in this year’s draft.
- Carolina Panthers
Courtland Sutton WR SMU
The Panthers address their wide receiver need in the first round. Sutton is a great addition.
- Tennessee Titans
Harold Landry EDGE Boston College
The Titans will benefit from drafting Landry. A consistent edge rusher like Landry will go a long way.
- Atlanta Falcons
Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
Dontari Poe’s replacement.
- New Orleans Saints
Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St.
Drafting Goedert will add a dynamic pass catcher for Drew Brees. Reminds me a little of Rob Gronkowski.
- Pittsburg Steelers
Rashaan Evans OLB Alabama
With Bud Dupree going into his 5thyear option, the Steelers draft an athletic linebacker from the SEC.
- Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaire Alexander DB Louisville
The Jaguars add another corner to their dominant secondary.
- Minnesota Vikings
Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma
Protecting Kirk Cousins is a priority. Brown did not have the best combine performance, but his tape is outstanding, not allowing one sack at Oklahoma.
- New England Patriots
Kolton Miller OT UCLA
Nate Soldier got paid this offseason, with a different team. Drafting Kolton Miller as his replacement is an upgrade. Young, cheaper, and has the potential to be just as good.
- Philadelphia Eagles
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
The defending Super Bowl Champs add another pass catcher for Carson Wentz. Having Zac Ertz with Hayden Hurst will be a lot of fun for Carson Wentz.