1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold |QB| USC
Darnold’s probably the most well rounded QB in this class and he's the youngest. He's shown impressive ball placement, arm strength and clutch ability. He's a good scrambler and raises the level of play of the guys around him.
But he's still more of a project level guy that needs to clean up some things and manage the game better. The Browns would be wise to acquire a vet bridge QB with Hue Jackson still the HC. Back to back ruined rookie QBs would agree.
NFL Comp. Mark Brunell
2. New York Giants - Josh Rosen |QB| UCLA
Rosen’s the most gifted passer in this class but durability concerns and intangibles will factor into his evaluation. Some clubs and fan bases might have a problem with a brash, affluent, outspoken liberal as the face of the franchise but that's a hollow negative.
NFL Comp. less durable Eli Manning
3. Indianapolis Colts - Saquon Barkley |RB| Penn St
Colts need to divert better from whichever QB is under center in 18’ and Barkley appears to be the kind of RB you can build an offense around. As Zeke, Hunt and Gurley have shown, a game breaking back can help quickly transform an offense.
NFL Comp. Curtis Martin
4. Cleveland Browns - Minkah Fitzpatrick |CB| Alabama
Minkah was a better CB than Marlon Humphrey and a better safety than Ha Ha Clinton Dix at Bama. I think he could be tried at either position as a pro and thrive.
NFL Comp. Rod Woodson ish
5. Denver Broncos - Baker Mayfield |QB| USC
Mayfield checked boxes in Mobile and should squarely be in the discussion for the 1st QB off the board. Regarded as a worker and quick learner, I still think he'll need a transition period to sharpen his footwork and get comfortable with a pro scheme but he's got the tools and drive to develop into a solid starter.
NFL Comp. slower Russell Wilson
6. New York Jets - Bradley Chubb |DE| NC State
Chubb appears to be one of the safest picks in the draft. He's got an all day motor, great technique and strong hands. He plays the run and rushes the pass equally well. Also an asset in the locker room and a leader on the field. All that said, I think he's a tad overrated as an impact player.
NFL Comp: Olivier Vernon
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Quenton Nelson |OG| Notre Dame
A plug and play interior OL who should make a line better from the jump. He's aware and quick upfront. Strong initial punch and bows up against the bull rush.
NFL Comp fatter David DeCastro
8. Chicago Bears - Denzel Ward |CB| Ohio St
Ward's a phenomenal athlete that can mirror anyone and will hit like a bigger player. His stature is his only weakness.
NFL Comp. De'Angelo Hall
9. Oakland Raiders - Derrius Guice |RB| LSU
The Raiders came off the rails last season and have turned to Gruden as the savior. Things have changed since he last coached but his old mantra, “Pound the Rock”, is still relevant.
Guice is one of the most explosive runners in this class and has the physicality to be a 3 down back. A one two punch of Lynch/Guice would be threatening. Georgia's Smith is there for the taking but I think a stud RB would help this team a lot more than an stud ILB.
NFL Comp: faster Ahmad Bradshaw
10. San Francisco 49ers - Josh Jones |CB| Iowa
Jackson had a monster year and proved to be the most productive CB in the nation. He's a pro looking corner with few weaknesses. Not a blazer but possesses length, quickness, ball skills, and is a physical tackler.
Still learning the position and might have some hiccups adjusting to NFL speed but he should continue to be a big playmaker as a pro.
NFL Comp: humble Aqib Talib
11. Miami Dolphins - Roquan Smith |LB| Georgia
Smith's got a forever motor, speed and smarts that make up for his smallish size. Plays bigger than his size when he needs to or skirts around blocks with quickness. He could fit at any LB spot and be an upgrade on the Dolphins.
NFL Comp skinny London Fletcher
12. Cincinnati Bengals - Orlando Brown |OT| Oklahoma
Throwback who looks better than his namesake. Length, ferocity and technique are strengths and mask just so so movement skills. Bengals could likely trade down and still find Brown...assuming someone wants to trade up. Most likely targets I'd figure would be Derwin James, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson or Ridley.
NFL Comp: Phil Loadholt
13. Green Bay Packers - Harold Landry |OLB| Boston College
Landry had a down year mostly due to injury but I'm still a believer. Elite first step quickness, flexibility and a high motor are traits worth betting on. He flashes strong hands and the ability to get stout on the edge but his leverage and tackling are inconsistent.
NFL Comp Everson Griffin
14. Washington Redskins - Derwin James |LB/DB| Florida St
James is probably the top athletic freak in this entire class. He could play various positions but I think he's at his best closer to the los, rather than out in space.
NFL Comp Thomas Howard
15. Arizona Cardinals - Josh Allen |QB| Wyoming
Allen had the most to gain or lose Senior Week and while he didn't entirely light it up, he certainly didn't hurt his stock either. Possessing #1 overall pick tools but awful junior tape, Allen is trying to get teams to buy into his upside ...and it appears like he's generally succeeding.
Mid 1st round is too high for him imo but if a team has a starter in place, he's an intriguing project. Cards don't have that...but I'm wagering they'll have something near that by April. Injury prone Sam Bradford, probably the best QB option available after Cousins & Alex Smith, is a likely choice. And even worst case..neither Barkley, Stanton or Gabbert are outright awful QBs to resign. In any event, the Cards should be looking to lean on David Johnson and the running game for the near future.
NFL Comp: stronger armed Brock Osweiler
16. Baltimore Ravens - Lamar Jackson |QB| Louisville
Jackson's not ready to throw at a NFL level, but the tools are all there. He could eventually end up something like a more explosive version of the Ravens former pick, Tyrod Taylor. He'll be an exciting offensive experiment in any case.
NFL Comp. faster, less clutch, 6’3 Vince Young
17. Los Angeles Chargers - Billy Price |OC| Ohio St
Price was a solid OG in 16’ but became the most dominant OC in the nation last year. Big time run blocker and a technician in the pass game. As the game evolves, interior lineman are becoming just as coveted for some teams as outside lineman. I think Price could come off the board as high as 2016's Ryan Kelly.
NFL Comp Nick Mangold
18. Seattle Seahawks - Connor Williams |OT| Texas
Regarded as the #1 OT on many boards, I'm not near as high on him. His feet are just adequate and his technique can get erratic. I think he'd make a better OG.
NFL Comp. Robert Gallery
19. Dallas Cowboys - Taven Bryan |DT| Florida
Bryan explodes out of his stance into the backfield. His upside is intriguing and his stock will soar if he tests like he looks on film. His upfield rush is elite, but his mobility is a little linear, he's on the ground a lot and he lacks strength to finish.
NFL Comp: Michael Bennett
20. Detroit Lions - Vita Vea |DT| Washington
The next freak pro Polynesian. Size, quickness and strength can't be missed on film. Not as consistent as you'd like but he's gifted and coachable.
NFL Comp: faster Star Lotulelei
21. Buffalo Bills - Calvin Ridley |WR| Alabama
Stand out speed, quickness and length on his 6’1 frame. Not a beast at the catch point or especially strong overall but has elite quickness and yac ability. Bamas’ QB less offense makes it hard to gauge WRs coming out so Ridley has more to prove in workouts and at the combine.
NFL Comp. Nelson Agholor
22. Buffalo Bills - Maurice Hurst |DT| Michigan
Hurst has an obnoxious motor and uses every part of his body to battle inside. Lack of prototypical measurables is the main thing knocking his stock. Versatle despite his size but best suited in a 1 gap scheme where he can just come off the ball and crash in all day.
NFL Comp: Kyle Williams
23. Los Angeles Rams - Carlton Davis |CB| Auburn
Davis is a solid size/speed corner that plays sticky coverage and has few weaknesses. If he tests well he'll get 1st round consideration.
NFL Comp Trumaine Johnson
24. Carolina Panthers - Hercules Mata'Afa |DE| Washington St
Undersized but gets into the backfield at will from the interior. Explosive and strong moving forward but has flashed open field mobility, backpedal and click & close. Forever motor. Needs to be coached up to play on the edge but has the tools to thrive there.
NFL Comp. stronger Jabaal Sheard
25. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Davenport |OLB| UTSA
Davenport has been a beast at UTSA. If he flashes it in Mobile senior week he'll fly up boards. He's long and rangy with a great first step, uses leverage well and has a big motor.
NFL Comp Manny Lawson with a first step
26. Atlanta Falcons - Andrew Brown |DT| Virginia
Brown had a somewhat inconsistent career at Virginia before looking like a dominant player in Mobile all week at practice and the Senior Bowl game. At Virginia he played a lot of DE in odd and even fronts. He frequently stood up out of a 2 point stance and moved around as well as dropping in coverage. Senior week he simply sat inside in a 3 point stance at DT, and blew past nearly everyone trying to block him.
NFL Comp: Darnell Dockett
27. New Orleans Saints - Tremaine Edmunds |LB| Virginia Tech
Edmunds is an all upside guy with his length, athleticism and youth. But his instincts are poor and his physicality doesn't quite match his size yet.
NFL Comp: Scott Fujita
28. Pittsburgh Steelers - Isaiah Wynn |OG| Georgia
Wynn was a forceful run blocker at Georgia who held his own at OT in the passing game. Senior week he was arguably the most dominate player at any position. He's an easy projection as a blue chip interior pro lineman.
NFL Comp: Will Shields-y.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars - Will Hernandez |OG| UTEP
Hernandez is a first off the bus type guy that actually backs it up on the field. He's a classic overpowering, mean, physical mauler with some quickness.
NFL Comp: Richie Incognito
30. Minnesota Vikings - Braden Smith |OG| Auburn
Rock solid OL prospect with few weaknesses. Uses length to lock out, strength to control and has the feet/flexibability to mirror. Capable of multple positions but inside is his bread & butter.
NFL Comp. Logan Mankins
31. New England Patriots - Harrison Phillips |DT| Stanford
Monster year from Phillips taking up for the departed Solomon Thomas. Eats the double, gets free, finds the ball and has better interior quickness than it looks like he should. Other DTs in this class are better physical specimens but Phillips is the best lunch pail guy of the group.
NFL Comp Michael Brockers
32. Philadelphia Eagles - Mike McGlinchey |OT| Notre Dame
A big mostly basic OT but is a technician and a generally solid pass protector and run blocker.
NFL Comp: Riley Reiff
33. Cleveland - Kerryon Johnson |RB| Auburn
34. New York Giants - Kolton Miller |OT| UCLA
35. Cleveland Browns - Christian Kirk |WR| Texas A&M
36. Indianapolis Colts - Mason Cole |OG| Michigan
37. New York Jets - Mason Rudolph |QB| Oklahoma St
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Arden Key |DE| LSU
39. Chicago Bears - Courtland Sutton |WR| SMU
40. Denver Broncos - Chukwuma Okorafor |OT| Western Michigan
41. New England Patriots - Mike Hughes |CB| UCF
42. Miami Dolphins - Auden Tate |WR| Florida St
43. Oakland Raiders - Isaiah Oliver |CB| Colorado
44. Green Bay Packers - Dallas Goedert |TE| South Dakota St
45. Washington Redskins - Frank Ragnow |OC| Arkansas
46. Cincinnati Bengals - D.J. Chark |WR| LSU
47. Arizona Cardinals - James Daniels |OC| Iowa
48. LA Chargers - Da'Ron Payne |DT| Alabama
49. New York Jets - Ronald Jones |RB| USC
50. Dallas Cowboys - Rashaan Evans |LB| Alabama
51. Detroit Lions - Sony Michel |RB| Georgia
52. Baltimore Ravens - James Washington |WR| Oklahoma St
53. Buffalo Bills - Josh Sweat |DE| Florida St
54. Kansas City Chiefs - Jordan Whitehead |S| Pitt
55. Carolina Panthers - J'Mon Moore |WR| Missouri
56. Buffalo Bills - Austin Corbett |OG| Nevada
57. Tennessee Titans - Jaire Alexander |CB| Louisville
58. Atlanta Falcons - Mike Gesiki |TE| Penn St
59. San Francisco 49ers - M.J. Stewart |CB| North Carolina
60. Pittsburgh Steelers - Josey Jewell |LB| Iowa
61. Jacksonville Jaguars - Mark Andrews |TE| Oklahoma
62. Cleveland Browns - R.J. McIntosh |DT| Miami
63. New England Patriots - John Kelly |RB| Tennessee
64. Minnesota Vikings - Brian O’Neill |OT| Pitt
65. Cleveland Browns - Nick Nelson |CB| Wisconsin
66. New York Giants - Equanimeous St. Brown |WR| Notre Dame
67. Indianapolis Colts - Lorenzo Carter |LB| Georgia
68. Houston Texans - Martinas Rankin |OT| Mississippi St
69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Deshon Elliott |S| Texas
70. San Francisco 49ers (CHI) - Rashaad Penny |RB| San Diego St
71. Denver Broncos - Mark Walton |RB| Miami
72. New York Jets - Darius Phillips |CB| Western Michigan
73. Miami Dolphins - Nick Chubb |RB| Georgia
74. Oakland Raiders - Jason Cabinda |LB| Penn St
75. San Francisco 49ers - Michael Gallup |WR| Colorado St
76. Washington Redskins - Antonio Callaway |WR| Florida
77. Cincinnati Bengals - Malik Jefferson |LB| Texas
78. Green Bay Packers - Wyatt Teller |OG| Virginia Tech
79. Arizona Cardinals - Quinton Meeks |CB| Stanford
80. Houston Texans (SEA) - Ronnie Harrison |S| Alabama
81. Dallas Cowboys - Hayden Hurst |TE| South Carolina
82. Detroit Lions - Levi Wallace |CB| Alabama
83. Baltimore Ravens - Ian Thomas |TE| Indiana
84. LA Chargers. - Kalen Ballage |FB| Arizona St
85. Carolina Panthers ( BUF) - Tim Settle |DT| Virginia Tech
86. Kansas City Chiefs - Sam Hubbard |OLB| Ohio St
87. LA Rams - Jerome Baker |LB| Ohio St
88. Carolina Panthers - Jordan Atkins |TE| UCF
89. Tennessee Titans - Akrum Wadley |RB| Iowa
90. Atlanta Falcons - D.J. Moore |WR| Maryland
91. New Orleans Saints - Nathan Shepherd |DT| Fort Hays St
92. Jacksonville Jaguars - Luke Falk |QB| Washington St
93. Pittsburgh Steelers - Holton Hill |CB| Texas
94. Minnesota Vikings - Uchenna Nwosu |LB| USC
95. New England Patriots - Mike White |QB| Western Kentucky
96. Buffalo Bills (PHI) - B.J. Hill |DT| NC State
*97. Arizona Cardinals - DaeSean Hamilton |WR| Penn St
*98. Houston Texans - Tyler Conklin |TE| Central Michigan
*99. Cincinnati Bengals - Rasheem Greene |DT| USC
*100. Green Bay Packers - Anthony Miller |WR| Memphis
*101. Denver Broncos - Dante Pettis |WR| Washington
*102. Baltimore Ravens - Davin Bellamy |LB| Georgia