Post by Aussie on Apr 22, 2018 4:29:01 GMT -6
Josh Allen (QB) Wyoming
The Browns have had a pretty decent off season under new GM John Dorsey,but they still have work to do at DB,DL and OT.
They also need to settle on their future QB,and that need is addressed right here. A lot has been made about the faults in Josh Allen's game,but NFL evaluators love potential and strong armed Quarterbacks. No one values those traits more than Dorsey,who has a track record of drafting potential over production.
Saquon Barkley (RB) Penn St.
Barkley is the best player in this draft and is a potential future Hall of Fame inductee. The Giants desperately need to fix their running game to take pressure of Eli Manning,and Barkley can be a fixture in the Giants offence for years to come.
Josh Rosen (QB) UCLA
This is the smart pick for the Jets,who have had several misses drafting QBs in recent years. Rosen is the highest rated QB on my board and the only one who can come in and start right away.
Bradley Chubb (Edge) NC State
Quality edge rushers are invaluable,and Chubb is number one in this class and will join Myles Garrett as the future cornerstones of the Brown's DL
Quenton Nelson (OG) Notre Dame
QB is a popular school of thought here,but that can wait until round 2. Denver needs to fix an offensive line that has struggled in recent years. Nelson is head and shoulders above the rest of the OL class,and will be an instant starter for Denver.
Tremaine Edmunds (LB) Virginia Tech.
The Colts need help in multiple positions,so going BPA here makes the most sense,especially when you have a player of Tremaine Edmunds physical stature and ability. Edmunds is everything you expect in the modern day NFL linebacker.
Minkah Fitzpatrick (DB) Alabama
Tampa has a lot of holes to fill and could use more help at OG,DL and RB,but Fitzpatrick is too good to pass up. He has the versatility to play any position on the back end of the defence and help shore up a struggling secondary.
Harold Landry (Edge) Boston College
The Bears have many needs to fill as they rebuild their roster. Landry has the same athletic talent and ability as Vic Beasley when he came out,and Landry will more likely encounter the same growing pains with his transition to the NFL. Once Landry develops he has the talent wreak havoc on opposing offences.
Roquon Smith (LB) Georgia
I really wanted to give the 49ers a DB here,but they also need help at the linebacker position,and that need has escalated over the past week. Smith is an elite athlete with high intelligence and coverage ability.
Derwin James (S) Florida State
This is a difficult pick to project as the Raiders have made some strange moves in the off season,so anything is possible. Derwin James is too good to bypass here and possesses all the intangibles you could ask for. He has plenty of room to grow into an elite talent.
Sam Darnold (QB) USC
The Dolphins need some stability at QB and draft the most frustrating player in the class.
Baker Mayfield (QB) Oklahoma
Mayfield doesn't have prototypical size for the position but had the production in college that is hard to overlook.
Vita Vea (DT) Washington
The Redskins address a pressing need to help shore up their run defence.
Denzel Ward (CB) Ohio State
The Packers have boasted one of the worst secondaries in the league the past few years. Ward can play inside or out and will help rebuild a neglected position group.
Courtland Sutton (WR) SMU
Arizona's front office seems to think they are a playoff calibre team. They're not,and Sutton can be the first piece in a long overdue rebuild.
Isaiah Wynn (OL) Georgia
Baltimore needs to start rebuilding up front. Wynn can play anywhere on the line and has the ability to start week one.
Da'Ron Payne (DT) Alabama
Payne plugs a gaping hole in the Charger defensive line.
Will Hernandez (OG) UTEP
The Seahawk offensive line has been awful for some time. They need to start fixing it.
Rashaan Evans (LB) Alabama
Dallas needs to boost an inconsistent linebacker group.
Taven Bryan (DT) Florida
New coach Matt Patricia starts to rebuild his defence in the trenches.
Orlando Brown (OT) Oklahoma
Brown's stock has dropped since the combine,but the talent can't be denied. Cincinnatti has a history of taking risks in the draft,and this one could pay off.
Mike McGlinchey (OT) Notre Dame
The Bills select a piece to rebuild a crumbling offensive line.
Josh Jackson (CB) Iowa
The Patriots select a raw talent with a high ceiling.
James Daniels (C/G) Iowa
The Panthers need improvement on the offensive line. Daniels has versatility on the interior.
Calvin Ridley (WR) Alabama
Marcus Marriota needs help if Tennessee is to achieve more consistency on offence.
Rasheem Greene (DL) USC
Greene probably should have stayed in school to refine his craft. Dan Quinn will help to mould Greene as an every down disruptive force.
Harrison Phillips (DL) Stanford
The Saints drafted very well last year but could do with another piece to bolster the defensive front.
Jaire Alexander (CB) Louisville
Pittsburgh has a proud history of strong DB play. In recent years they have struggled badly in this area,so Alexander is an easy selection.
Mark Andrews (TE/WR) Oklahoma
Andrews adds a red zone threat to bolster a thin receiving corps.
Billy Price (C/G) Ohio
The Vikings need to keep improving the offensive line. Price has versatility and a ton of starting experience in college and can fill either guard position as a day one starter.
Kolton Miller (OT) UCLA
Miller has issues with inconsistency and footwork,but teams gamble at OT.
Mike Hughes (CB) UCF
The Eagles biggest defensive weakness is at corner,so this is an easy projection.