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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Complete Update of First Round Projections | Bleacher Report



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    The NFL design never goes to plan, nor should anyone expect it.

    The 2018 event in Arlington, Texas is only 10 days away, and nothing is certain. The lying season is in full swing and each franchise has several options.

    The Cleveland Browns are not set to a specific price due to the availability of some talented quarterback prospects, notably Josh Allen of Wyoming and Sam Darnold of USC. Any other team's decision will be a by-product of the cascade effect triggered by Brown's stranglehold on the top four overall.

    The tea leaves need to be read to better understand who each organization prefers, based on visits, private training, and general interest throughout the preliminary design process.

    It has not been assumed that businesses avoid a myriad of opportunities. If everything is alright, the teams will have selected six quarterbacks, Penn State Saquon Barkly will not count among the top five picks and only a wider receiver will report his name in Bleacher's first-round ridicule Design

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    The Cleveland Browns have no choice but to select a quarterback with the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Well, technically, they do it. However, the organization can not pass up the opportunity to choose its preferred candidate from a strong quarterback class.

    Sam Darnold of USC is the preferred choice of 17 different teams, according to NFL Network Charley Casserly . Cleveland's decision comes down to Josh Allen of Darnold and Wyoming.

    Darnold has advanced as a forward-looking bowler and overall playmaker. His high-end throws in difficult situations are much better, while Allen still struggles with pre- and post-snap reads, decision-making and pocket presence.

    The 20-year-old nickname "Flatline" has the perfect mentality to run a franchise.

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    The 2018 NFL Draft Starts in Second Overall Ranking Since the Cleveland Browns, I'm sure I'm looking for a best-placed quarterback. The New York Giants have many choices.

    General Manager Dave Gettleman can take one of three paths. The second pick could serve as the fulcrum of the first round in a trade-down scenario in which another team can select its preferred caller. The Giants could elect Eli Manning's heir to the throne. Or a team in "win now" mode selects its player with the highest rating.

    According to NFL Network Mike Garafolo, the Giants were "extremely impressed" by Bradley Chubb of North Carolina State during his official visit. Chubb can replace Jason Pierre-Paul in the lineup.

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    The New York Jets issued the sixth overall selection in the 2017 draft to select LSUs Jamal Adams. The value of security increased due to his leadership qualities. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield can be a similar catalyst.

    The under-quarterback works with a massive chip on his shoulder and a contagious attitude.

    "If I want to be a franchise guy, there are certain things I can not do," Mayfield said on the combine, according to Ethan Greenberg of the Jets official website. "But I will still be competitive and passionate, that's what got me to that point and I'm talking about it, and I'm right there."

    These qualities only add to the fact that he is the most accurate and efficient quarterback of the class.

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    Secondary Cleveland Browns is far from complete, even after the additions of Damarious Randall, TJ Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell. The unit is still missing a real cover corner.

    Penn State Saquon Barkley seems to be the logical choice in fourth place, but the Browns already have Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson with the chance to select a talent to run back later in the process.

    The speed (4.33 40-yard shot), fluidity and coverage capabilities that Denzel Ward of Ohio State presents can not be found later in the design. Ward gives the Browns a corner that can spin and spin with any NFL receiver.

    Darnold and Ward address two of the four cornerstones of the NFL, and the Browns still have three second-rounds.

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    The Denver Broncos must be careful when teams jump in front of them to a quarterback. A legitimate possibility exists if four quarterbacks are selected among the first four selections. This will leave the Broncos out in the cold if they want to design their future face of the franchise.

    In this scenario, Josh Rosen of UCLA is available and the obvious choice. Case Keenum is the team's short-term starter after signing a two-year contract with the freelance agency. However, the 30-year-old is not the team's answer to the quarterback.

    Rose is the most polished prospect this year. The Chosen One is a rock-solid passer with more experience in pro-style concepts than anyone else in the class. He is a natural.

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    The Indianapolis Colts seem to have two obvious options with sixth overall selection: Take one of the two best talents in Penn State, Saquon Barkley and Notre Dame Watching Quenton Nelson or trade down again.

    Both of these movements make sense, but overlook another possibility in former Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

    First, the Lining classes are loaded in the Running Back and Interior, and the Colts could later have very good prospects at every point. Second, General Manager Chris Ballard worked in the Chicago Bears Scouting Department when the organization built a defense around Brian Urlacher (# 9 overall in 2000). Third, new defense coordinator Matt Eberflus is a Rod Marinelli student, and the middle linebacker is critical to the success of his system.

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    Saquon Barkley of Penn State may be the most talented candidate this year, regardless of position. Position value is important to him. In addition, the incoming Runningback group is stacked.

    The patience of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is rewarded when Barkley pushes into seventh place overall.

    Barkley complements Tampa Bay's already strong offensive with quarterback Jameis Winston, close-ended Cameron Breate and O.J. Howard and wide receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson.

    The Buccaneers finished 27th overall in the rushing offensive last season (90.6 yards per game) and yards per carry (3.7). In addition, Barkley is a weapon in the passing game. Fellow backback Charles Sims, who led 35 receptions last season, remains a free agent.

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    The relationship Quenton Nelson-Harry Hiestand could and should continue with the Chicago Bears.

    "He's made me the player I am today," Nelson said about the former Notre Dame and the current Bears O-Line trainer at the combine, by 670 The Score's Chris Emma . "It would be great to continue this development."

    The organization opened up to this opportunity when it released experienced left-wing guard Josh Sitton. Nelson can slip into the spot and have the potential for Pro Bowl and All-Pro performances for the next decade.

    The previous statement may seem hyperbolic, but Nelson is legitimately the best guard since Steve Hutchinson. The Notre Dame product is massive at the time of the attack, a solid technician and reliable passport protector.

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    The San Francisco 49ers continue to maintain college defensive finishes after selecting one in the first round of the previous three designs. But Harold Landry's abilities are different than those of Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas.

    Landry is a pure edge breaker, arguably the best in the class, due to its speed, flexibility, and ability to bend the edge.

    The defensive end garnered 21.5 sacks the last two seasons with a FBS-leading 16.5 during the 2016 campaign. Landry only played in nine games as a senior due to an ankle injury.

    The 49ers tied for the 26th overall in 2017 with 30 sacks before leaving Aaron Lynch in free agency and not picking Elvis Dumervil's option.

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    Mike McGlinchey of Notre Dame is the only offensive tackle in this year's class who deserves a first selection. The design value of the All-American could far exceed expectations c about the lack of talent compared to total demand.

    McGlinchey is not in the same class as the recent attack prospects, but has the required size (6 "8", 312 lbs), length and technique teams prefer.

    The Oakland Raiders are not good Donald Penn will be 35 years old later this month, and it is now a matter of course, even after the commitment of Breno Giacomini, who put constant pressure on Houston Texan's quarterbacks last season

    McGlinchey can begin his career at Right Tackle before taking on Penn.

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      19659003] Miami Gasprint's head coach Adam Gases is, according to Albert Breer of MMQB "beaten" with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield While QB may be on the organization's radar, the team is unable to make the favorite target of the trainer. [19659004] Therefore, the dolphins can concentrate on finding a quarterback in their defense.

      According to the Miami Herald 's Barry Jackson, "the dolphins see linebackers as a greater need than defensive tackle" and were "impressed" by Roquan Smith's all-round capabilities.

      The current Butkus Award winner is an instinctive defender with side and side combat abilities. Smith led the 2017 Georgia Bulldogs with 137 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 20 quarterback hits.

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      In one way or another, the Buffalo Bills are drafting a quarterback

      Wyoming's Josh Allen is the divisive choice because he paired a ball of untapped potential contradictory benefits. Either he is considered a physical marvel, with all the tools he has to outdo, or he is ridiculed for his lack of accuracy, decision-making, and lack of performance against the best competition. The reality is somewhere between these two points.

      Allen could well be the target of the Bill, even if the organization is doing a draft-day move because it's not quarterbacked.

      At the moment, AJ McCarron is the Bill's scheduled starter with Nathan Peterman's back up. Allen plans a long-term plan after the organization decides to overtake Tyrod Taylor.

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      Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick will never be the biggest, fastest or toughest player in the field. However, his intelligence, dedication and ability to play can not be defined during the push-through process, and his slotting reflects some devaluation.

      Still, Fitzpatrick is one of the best pure footballers in the class. The reigning Jim Thorpe Award winner fills two holes within the Washington Redskins Roster.

      Fitzpatrick is best at covering the slot, and Washington swapped last year's nickel corner, Kendall Fuller, for the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the Alex Smith deal. The 21-year-old former Alabama defender can be a substitute piece for security, cornerback or nickel linebacker.

      The role of a prospect does not have to be defined if he can do a bit of everything.

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      The availability of Derwin James is a godsend for The Green Bay Packers since the organization's primary offseason goal is to revise a porous secondary repair.

      Seat belts are not generally considered top players, but James's combination of size, athleticism, versatility and playability make him a surefire top-15 pick.

      James was in cover with 43.6 percent first among the Power Five security quota allowed, according to Pro Football Focus .

      Some of the pieces already exist for Green Bay with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Quinten Rollins, Kevin King and Josh Jones. The 6 & 2 "tall, 215 pound James fills in the gaps as a potential nickel corner, boxing defender, speed camera or pure safety, and should not be considered as a position-specific perspective as he contributes in so many areas.

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      Cornerback is a more urgent need for the Arizona Cardinals than quarterback. They obviously want to find a franchise signal caller, but the team lacked a real No. 2 corner for years. [19659004] "I think if we're able to get a real cornerback # 2 that has solidified in this game, I think quarterbacks in this league will not have an option anymore," Pro Time -Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson said about violations that avoided him, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.

      Peterson is the league's best cornerback, but its effectiveness is canceled when quarterbacks die attack the opposite side of the field.

      Louisville's Jaire Alexander is a 5 & # 39; 11 ", 192 pound bulldog with 4.38 seconds saved by 40. He makes games and lets everyone know.

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      Ozzie Newsome's farewell gift to the Baltimore Ravens is a franchise quarterback, with the Joe Flacco era slowly dying after peaking at Super Bowl XLVII.

      The 33-year-old's back problems are problematic, and his massive contract will become much more manageable after the campaign in 2018. The Ravens are able to accommodate all quarterback options and have already begun signing Robert Griffin III.

      Baltimore is ideally suited to Lamar Jackson, as offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg once raided Michael Vick while assistant coach Greg Roman built the 49ers attack on Colin Kaepernick.

      The team can put Jackson in a position to be successful early as he matures into a well-rounded quarterback.

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      The Los Angeles Chargers are already the league's best duo with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but their defensive inside is soft.

      Gus Bradley's 2017 defense is the last to finish in Run Defense and last in Yards per Carry. The team lacks a strong presence to clog the center and collapse the bag.

      Vita Vea can jump in as a start-1 technique, but his athletic profile offers more options. The 347-pound defender played both indoor spots and defensive end at Washington. Bradley once used the 323-pound Red Bryant as the base end.

      The reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year must refine his technique to reach his full potential. If he does, b e fear, AFC West rival. Fear very much.

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      The Seattle Seahawks have recently been placing much more emphasis on their defenses than on the famous secondary weapon. The Defensive Backs Room has been redesigned, and the front requires a similar approach.

      The release of Sheldon Richardson, along with Malik McDowell's unfortunate accident, will force the Seahawks to consider all of the inner options.

      Michigan's Maurice Hurst is the most offensive defensive tackle in the class and a custom-made 3 technique to play with Jarran Reed. The Seahawks have hired seven-year veteran Tom Johnson to replace Richardson, and he is an ideal mentor to Hurst.

      A young defensive front with Hurst, Reed, Nazair Jones, Frank Clark and Dion Jordan offers so much potential.

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      A turning point occurred within the Dallas Cowboys on organization when the front office decided to designate a future All-Pro-Guard (Zack Martin) instead of a lightning-in -the-pan quarterback (Johnny Manziel) to choose.

      Forget about Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The strength of the team lies in its offensive line. However, one position has not yet been resolved since Jonathan Cooper did not provide left-back support last season.

      Will Hernandez of UTEP fits perfectly between Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick. According to SB Nation Radio Cowboys Reporter Bobby Belt has a connection between all three, as they share the same agent. The group, including Hernandez, spends time also outside of training.

      Another big ugly thing to complete the offensive line is the right move to make the whole team better.

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      Very few prospects offer as much advantage as UTSA's Marcus Davenport

      At 6 "6", 264 pounds, Davenport is considered a physically talented prospect However, his play is lacking in brilliance, yet his current make-up is far from the 198-pound high school recruits who devalue most college programs

      "I feel like I'm strong, I could do violence Davenport said to Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report, "At first I was lightweight so I just had to use speed and finesse."

      Davenport's growth is seen in his abilities where he has a lot shows more aggressive stance, yet retains superior athleticism.

      The Detroit Lions once took a chance at another unfinished product, and Davenport may be the team's next Ziggy Ansah [19659009] 21 of 32

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        The Cincinnati Bengals still have a long way to go before they can field a competent offensive line.

        Cordy Glenn and Clint Boling form a solid left side, but everything else remains a problem.

        Center is in particular a position without starting caliber option. T.J. Johnson and Guard Convert Trey Hopkins are the only two on the snapping experience list.

        Iowa's James Daniels is the most agile available pivot with an uncanny ability to reach defenders and form second-level blocks.

        Hawkeye's head coach Kirk Ferentz called Daniels the most talented center he has ever trained. Daniels has the versatility to also guard when the Bengals are not satisfied with the 20-year-old's career.

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      How The Buffalo Bills assume they are committed to a top quarterback prospect. This selection can not even belong to them.

      Since the trades in this mock draft are not projected, the Bills were in the perfect position to land their franchise quarterback earlier in the game and then direct a blatant hole at the defense due to the availability of Leighton Vander Esch.

      Preston Brown's 144 tackles went to the league title last season, but he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

      The former Boise State Bronco Vander Esch is a much sportier and more dynamic variant in the middle linebacker. The defensive player of the year 2017 is tall (6'4 ", 256 lbs), athletic and prolific with an impressive range.

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      Nate Solder's Free Agent The Departure in the third round, Antonio Garcia, represents a healthy start. Garcia missed the entire last season after being diagnosed with blood clots in the lungs. The result is that the Patriots must consider all available options.

      The Kolton Miller The UCLA is very similar to Solder in terms of build and development, and is in the league.The 6'9 "tall, 310-pound blocker is a great athlete but takes time to improve his overall technique. Solder had the same concerns as a prospect.

      Tom Brady's blind side has never been more vulnerable. The main goal of New England should be to protect the soon to be 41-year-old signal caller.

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      The Carolina Panthers changed abruptly when they traded cornerback Daryl Worley for veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith. The front office saw value in adding a vertical threat to Devin Funchess, but weakened the Cornerback Corps.

      General Manager Marty Hurney has hired veteran Ross Cockrell to fill the void, but he's an average performer. James Bradberry still needs a runner-up.

      Josh Jackson of Iowa is an ideal system that is ideal because of his capabilities in zone coverage, route recognition and ball skills. The unanimous All-American eight interceptions and 26 defended passes led the FBS last season .

      Jackson is not a real cover corner, but he's an ideal defender for the Panthers & # 39; Zone-heavy scheme behind a talented Front Seven.

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      Security does not seem to be an immediate necessity for the Tennessee Titans, but Justin Reid's addition offers flexibility within the team's defensive system, which neither Johnathan Cyprien nor Kevin Byard can.

      Reid is a multi-purpose defense, which is important given the changes in the Titans coaches.

      Tennessee signed Cyprien as enforcer in Dick LeBeau's scheme. New head coach Mike Vrabel and defensive coordinator Dean Pees prefer versatility. Reid covered the slot for the majority of his snapshots last season, after Jordan Reid Climbing the Pocket with experience playing both free and strong safety.

      Reid joins the lineup as Dime Corner or Big Nickel and eventually replaces Cyprien, whose contract will be much more manageable after the 2018 campaign.

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      Atlanta Falcons need a boost in central defense as Dontari Poe has signed with the Carolina Panthers and Ahtyba Rubin remains a free agent.

      Alabamas Da & # 39; Ron Payne is not quite as tall as these two mammoth defenders, but he adds an element of athleticism along with the strength at the point of attack. The 6 "2", 311-pound defender with a 4.95 40-flashed explosive Upfield skills during his final season on campus.

      Payne won co-MVP honors after the 2018 national championship because he won the Scrimmage controlled many games by inflating blockage schemes and putting rigorous pressure on Georgia Bulldog's quarterback Jake Fromm.

      Grady Jarrett is an undersized, albeit annoying, 3 technique, and Payne is a perfect complement to 1-technique. [19659009] 27 of 32

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        Hayden Hurst already understands the pressure to be a professional athlete, and he is ready to make a second attempt, even though it is in a different sport. [19659004] Hurst's story is one of this year's best, he's a former outstanding bowler who experienced the Yips and panic attacks before he left minor league baseball.

        "Ver now stand as it is to be down, "he told Bleacher Report Dan Pompei . "… What I went through I would not wish for anyone, I knocked myself out and put myself in that position."

        The 24-year-old lookout Considered today as the best end of the class, saints are looking for another opportunity beyond the 37-year-old Benjamin Watson.

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      Life after Le Veon Bell will come sooner rather than later.

      Bell could be forced into another season under the franchise day, as he apparently can not find a middle ground with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

      The Steelers should not offer a significant deal because they say, "We're getting the most out of the 26-year-old runner without being locked in mega sales for several seasons." Instead, the organization may maximize Bells production for another season while he designs his successor in Derrius Guice's next property locked back into a five-year rookie contract.

      Guice is the Dr. Eight is the most physical runner with the ability to develop into a complete back like Bell from Michigan State.

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      The Jacksonville Jaguars were heavily invested in this year's End Class even after signing free agents Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul

      Dallas Goedert of South Dakota State can instantly be in the lineup as a move tight-end or slot receiver. The former Jackrabbit caught 164 passes for 2,404 yards and 18 touchdowns the last two seasons.

      According to draft analyst Tony Pauline, Goedert put a 35-inch vertical, 10 "1" long jump, 6.87 three-cone and 4.06 short shuttle to his protagonists while dealing with a sore hamstring Each of these numbers would have qualified as the top four performances in the combination of tight ends.

      Goedert is an automatic discrepancy in any insult with the potential to add another dimension to Jacksonville

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    The Minnesota Vikings have done a wonderful job during the freelance agency to meet the team's two biggest needs: The Guard is now the coarsest hole after Joe Berger's retirement.

    Georgias Isaiah Wynn is a plug and play talent after dominating the SEC and Senior Bowl contests, Wynn played left during the 2017 campaign, but he is a natural guard.

    Wynn can take a sentry post n, w While the Vikings decide to keep Mike Remmers inside or bring him back to the right device.

    An offensive front with Remmers, Wynn, Pat Elflein, Nick Easton and Riley Reiff with Rashod Hill, Danny Isidora and Tom Compton the depth should give Kirk Cousins ​​ample time to distribute the football.

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    A sixth-roundback quarterback may be a stretch, but the New England Patriots are in an awkward position. Trading with Jimmy Garoppolo is still a sore point, and the organization needs to find Tom Brady's later successor.

    Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State meets all of Bill Parcells criteria for quarterback prospects as a three-year starter and senior graduate with over 30 games started, 23 or more wins, a 2-to-1 touchdown to interception ratio and 60-plus graduation percent. Oklahoma State's all-time passer also shows great touch.

    A quarterback perspective of this caliber may not be available in the second round.

    Die Einnahme von Rudolph auch wenn es ein bisschen früh ist bietet den Patrioten die Kontrolle über seine Rechte für fünf Saisons wegen Rookie-Erstrundenverträgen.

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    Eine verdächtige breite Receiver-Klasse bietet den Philadelphia Eagles ihre Wahlmöglichkeiten, nachdem die Organisation während des gesamten Vorentwurfsverfahrens großes Interesse an der Position gezeigt hatte.

    Die Eagles tauschten Torrey Smith in dieser Saison gegen Daryl Worley in die Carolina Panthers und schossen damit ein Loch gegen Alshon Jeffery. Marylands D.J. Moore kann eine ähnliche Fähigkeiten wie Smith mit 4,42-Sekunden 40 Geschwindigkeit plus mehr bieten.

    Moore zeigt hervorragende Handkraft und Fähigkeit, nach dem Fang zu schaffen. Cheftrainer Doug Pederson kann das 6'0 ", 210 Pfund schwere Ziel in zahlreichen Bildschirm-Szenarien oder Run-Pass-Optionen nutzen, um die Effektivität des Empfängers zu maximieren.

    Die Eagles-Verteidigung ist bereits geladen. Je mehr Waffen desto besser für Carson Wentz und das Vergehen.


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