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NFL Draft Diamonds Writer’s Mock: The Browns land a QB but pass on a RB

Mock Draft by Michael Siciliano

  1. Cleveland Browns

Josh Allen QB Wyoming

Cleveland gets their potential franchise quarterback with plenty of upside.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Oakland Raiders

Roquan Smith OLB Georgia

The Raiders add a leader to their defense whose athleticism is off the charts.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Miami Dolphins

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Seattle Seahawks

Josh Jackson CB Iowa

Seattle finds Richard Sherman’s replacement in Josh Jackson. Jackson will start from day 1 in Seattle.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Carolina Panthers

Courtland Sutton WR SMU

The Panthers address their wide receiver need in the first round. Sutton is a great addition.

  1. 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.

  1. Atlanta Falcons

Maurice Hurst DT Michigan

Dontari Poe’s replacement.

  1. 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.

  1. Pittsburg Steelers

Rashaan Evans OLB Alabama

With Bud Dupree going into his 5thyear option, the Steelers draft an athletic linebacker from the SEC.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaire Alexander DB Louisville

The Jaguars add another corner to their dominant secondary.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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