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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Latest 1st Round Predictions for Marquee Prospects | Bleacher Report



  Penn State runs back Saquon Barkley (26) the field with his teammates before the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, December 30, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona (AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin)

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In every NFL draft class, there are always a handful of marquee talents that the mainstream audience meets.

For most of the time, these players are the quarterbacks; For this draft class, though, we've also seen coverage of quite a few other perspectives, including Notre Dame Guard Quenton Nelson, Penn State Saquon Barkley, and Bradley Chubb's North Carolina State defensive end.

Below, we're going to look at a mirror design in the first round and explore three scenarios that include some popular marquee prospects.

NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

3. New York Jets (via Indianapolis Colts): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

4. Buffalo Bills (projected trade with Cleveland Browns, via Houston Texans): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

6. Indianapolis Colts (via New York Jets): Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derwin James, Florida, Florida

8. Chicago Bears: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

9. San Francisco 49ers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama

10. Oakland Raiders: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

11. Miami Dolphins: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

12. Cleveland Browns (Projected Trade w / Buffalo Bills, via Cincinnati Bengals): Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

13. Washington Redskins: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

14. New England Patriots (planned trade with Green Bay Packers): Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

15. Arizona Cardinals: Leighton Vander Esch LB, Boise State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

18. Seattle Seahawks: Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia

19. Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

20. Detroit Lions: Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College

21. Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills): Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

22. Cleveland Brown's (Scheduled Trade with Buffalo Bills, on Kansas City Chiefs): Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

23. Green Bay Packers (Scheduled Trade with New England Patriots, via Los Angeles Rams): Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

24. Carolina Panthers: Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP

25. Tennessee Titans: Da & Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

26. Atlanta Falcons: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

27. New Orleans Saints: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Equanimous St. Braun, WR, Notre Dame

30. Minnesota Vikings: Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

31. Green Bay Packers (planned trade with New England Patriots): Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

32. Arizona Cardinals (Projected Trade w / Philadelphia Eagles): Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Predictions

Giants Take Barkley at Number 2

After the Giants became a speculative trading partner with the Buffalo Bills for their No. 2 overall selection, they will stay and take Barkley to reinforce their insult led by Eli Manning.

According to Paul Schwartz of New York Post, the Giants see Barkley as an even better prospect than when Dallas Cowboys ran back from Ezekiel Elliott came from Ohio State.

Take the 21-year-old at No. 2 will be the highest, which has been a running back since Reggie Bush was taken by the New Orleans Saints in 2nd place in 2006.

Barkley is a generations talent and will be an immediate boost to the Giants offense.

In recent years, New York has difficulty finding Co Of course, the boys from Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen, Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings have also come out of the racing game.

Although Barkley has run back, he's a pretty safe choice for the Giants.

However, it should be remembered that the running back position is undervalued and they are dealing with each game, resulting in a shorter shelf life.

After the Giants are candidates for a quarterback design to succeed Manning, they will eventually land a running back, as did Barry Sanders in the film.

Bills trade up to No. 4, draft franchise QB

With two picks in the first round, plus additional draft assets including two second-round selections, the Bills have more than enough firepower trade up.

In this scenario, the Bills are in full swing and receive the Browns' second top five pick for their first-round picks, a second round and a first-round pick in 2019.

As a result, the Browns will have the # 1, # 12, and # 22 total selections.

The Browns take their franchisee to No. 1 in Sam Darnold, the Giants get Barkley on # 2, the New York Jets will take Josh Allen to sit behind Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for Jr's year, which is the Bills the best view of the position Josh Rosen returns.

Rosen has to get on his shoulder loading in Buffalo with his receiving options, and you better believe that he and LeSean McCoy will run back and get to know each other well.

In this scenario, the bills will still have a second round, so they may use them on a receiver to go with roses. Anyway, the Bills will find a way to buy their man – even if not with the # 2 overall selection.

Patriots Exchange Brady's Successor

After trading the broad receiver of Brandin Cook to the Los Angeles Rams for the total number of points # 23, the Patriots will pick this and use her # 31 overall pick to score with the Green Bay Packers for number 14 in a rare move.

With this election, the Patriots will pull Lamar Jackson right in front of the Arizona Cardinals – a team that desperately needs quarterback. 19659011] There are some obvious immediate differences between Brady and Jackson. The first is a more traditional quarterback with pocket-passing and the best that has ever made it. The latter can throw out of his pocket, but can also play with his legs and is the most emotional quarterback player since Michael Vick.

Jackson arrived from Louisville with Bobby Petrino and is used to a pro-style attack. Get to know the "Patriot Way".

It could also be a step towards finding Josh McDaniel when the offensive coordinator takes charge of head coach Bill Belichick.

If someone can provide a quarterback with an offensive system, it's McDaniels.

By exchanging the Patriots for Jackson, they trust him to lead their team for the next decade after Brady has hung up his cleats.


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