Publish Date: 04/03/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
1) Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, Quarterback, USC – It would be pretty surprised if it wasn’t Darnold at this point.
2) New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Penn State – With Odell Beckham Jr.’s future with the team in question, they find a new offensive star to build around.
3) New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma – I just get the feeling that Mike Maccagnan will have a piece of paper in his pocket on the morning of the draft that says “Baker no matter what” ala Draft Day.
4) *Projected trade from Browns* Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Wyoming – The Bills trade up and get their guy.
5) Denver Broncos: Josh Rosen, Quarterback, UCLA – There is no way that John Elway is comfortable with Case Keenum moving forward.
6) Indianapolis Colts: Quenton Nelson, Offensive Guard, Notre Dame – Aren’t we all sick of Andrew Luck being injured?
7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derwin James, Safety, Florida State – Surprise, surprise. The Bucs go safety, but it is not who you think.
8) Chicago Bears: Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ohio State – The Bears get the best corner in the class.
9) San Francisco 49ers: Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, North Carolina State – John Lynch runs to the podium when the draft’s top pass rusher falls to them at 9.
10) Oakland Raiders: Roquan Smith, Linebacker, Georgia – The Raiders continue to strengthen their defense with this pick.
11) Miami Dolphins: Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville – The Dolphins become the talk of the draft with this bold move.
12) *Projected trade from Bills* Cleveland Browns: Mike McGlinchey, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame – The Browns attempt to replace Joe Thomas with this pick.
13) Washington Redskins: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama – The Redskins are ecstatic to get the versatile defensive back from Alabama.
14) Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, Louisville – Alexander instantly improves the Packers’ secondary.
15) Arizona Cardinals: Connor Williams, Offensive Tackle, Texas – With five quarterbacks gone, the Cardinals opt for offensive line help.
16) Baltimore Ravens: Tremaine Edmunds, Linebacker, Virginia Tech – The Ravens can’t pass up on a linebacker this talented.
17) Los Angeles Chargers: Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle, Washington – Vea adds to an already talented defensive front.
18) Seattle Seahawks: Josh Jackson, Cornerback, Iowa – The Seahawks look to rebuild their secondary with this pick.
19) Dallas Cowboys: Maurice Hurst, Defensive Tackle, Michigan – Hurst will be an immediate force up front for the Cowboys.
20) Detroit Lions: Dallas Goedert, Tight End, South Dakota State University- Eric Ebron is gone, and Matt Patricia knows what a playmaking tight end can do for your team.
21) Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Wynn, Offensive Guard, Georgia – The Bengals need an overhaul of their offensive line. Wynn is the best lineman available.
22) *Projected trade from Bills* Cleveland Browns: Derrius Guice, Running Back, LSU – The Browns didn’t get Saquon, but Guice could be just what they are looking for at running back.
23) New England Patriots: Mike Hughes, Cornerback, Central Florida – Hughes gives them a replacement for Malcolm Butler.
24) Carolina Panthers: Calvin Ridley, Wide Receiver, Alabama – Ridley gives the Panthers’ offense a dimension they don’t have.
25) Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College – The versatile and athletic Landry will be a big-time playmaker for the Titans.
26) Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan, Defensive Tackle, Florida – The Falcons love speed on defense.
27) New Orleans Saints: Mike Gesicki, Tight End, Penn State – The Saints find the tight end they have been looking for.
28) Pittsburgh Steelers: Rashaan Evans, Linebacker, Alabama – Evans has been grossly underrated in this draft and the Steelers look to capitalize on that.
29) Jacksonville Jaguars: Leighton Vander Esch, Linebacker, Boise State – The Jags have a great defense that gets even better with Vander Esch.
30) Minnesota Vikings: Donte Jackson, Cornerback, LSU – The Vikings look to replace Terence Newman with this pick.
31) Patriots: Anthony Miller, Wide Receiver, Memphis – Miller give the Patriots another playmaker across from Julian Edelman.
32) Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M – The Eagles look to add to Wentz’ arsenal.