Predicting the 2018 NFL Draft
It is nearly impossible to know how the draft will go, but The Ringer gives it a shot.
The central theme to this year’s draft centers around quarterbacks, a group which has been compared to the fabled class of 1983, when six passers including John Elway, Dan Marino, and Jim Kelly came off the board in the first round. This year, The Ringer writes that it wouldn’t be surprising to see five quarterbacks chosen on day one. What makes it even more interesting is that there is not a consensus on which quarterback is the top player at his position. Each one offers unique talents and each have their own issues, but it will be up to quarterback needy times like the Browns, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Cardinals and a few more to decide where each player comes off the board. The Ringer came up with a mock draft, which will change depending on where free-agent quarterbacks like Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford end up, but for now, here is there best guess on how things could turn out.
Cleveland Browns: QB Sam Darnold, USC
New York Giants: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
Indianapolis Colts, DE Bradley Chubb, NC State
Cleveland Browns (from Texans): RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
Denver Broncos, QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville
New York Jets, QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
Chicago Bears, DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
San Francisco 49ers, S Derwin James, Florida State
Oakland Raiders, LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
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