1. Cleveland Browns– Quarterback Josh Allen, Wyoming
It’s the Browns, would you expect anything else? If the rumors are true Allen has the edge over Darnold by a bit. Expect Allen to go first.
2. New York Giants- Runningback Saquon Barkley, Penn State
If Giants went quarterback it wouldn’t surprise me but a glaring need at running back with a generational talent available like Barkley, this pick makes sense.
3. New York Jets- Quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
In my opinion, Mayfield is the best quarterback in the draft. Jets clearly moved up for quarterback and Mayfield fits the system perfectly.
4. Cleveland Browns- Defensive End Bradley Chubb, NC State
Chubb is the top edge rusher in the draft by magnitudes. No team can have too many pass rushers and a Chubb/ Garrett pass rush would scare the toughest of men.
5. Denver Broncos- Guard Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
The offensive line is a huge need for Denver. Quarterback is another position that wouldn’t surprise me here but the signing of Case Keenum tells me they’re going best player available. Nelson is a no-brainer here.
6. Buffalo Bills (via Colts)- Quarterback Sam Darnold, USC
Colts said they weren’t huge on moving back again but with the right price, any team would and I know the Bills aren’t going into Week 1 with Nathan Peterman starting. Bills go best QB available here with Darnold.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Safety Derwin James, FSU
Some may argue Fitzpatrick is the better all-around player but to each their own, I see Tampa taking James here to add some much-needed talent to a depleted safety group after the departure of T.J. Ward.
8. Chicago Bears- Inside Linebacker Roquan Smith, Georgia
Chicago has a handful of needs, some might say offensive line or edge rusher is a bigger need but Smith would do.
9. San Francisco 49ers- Inside Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
The 49ers thought they had their linebacker of the future in Foster but that changed quickly. San Francisco takes Edmunds to fill that void.
10. Oakland Raiders- Cornerback Denzel Ward, Ohio State
Oakland’s secondary had been a problem for a few years now. With the top corner in the draft still available, Raiders don’t hesitate to get their cover corner.
11. Miami Dolphins- Quarterback Josh Rosen, UCLA
Miami has some holes to fill on the defensive line and the Dolphins could add some talent after losing Jarvis Landry. But with Rosen falling to them at eleven, they can’t pass up the best quarterback available.
12. Indianapolis Colts (via Buffalo)- Cornerback Josh Jackson, Iowa
This Colts team is arguably the most talent-depleted team in the NFL, with many holes to fill trading back now twice and landing Jackson fills a huge void in the secondary.
13. Washington Redskins- Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
Some may think it’s crazy that Fitzpatrick falls out of the top ten but it seems teams are not as hot on him as they were. I think he’ll be a standout player and a steal for Washington at thirteen.
14. Green Bay Packers- Cornerback Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
Some believe Oliver is the top cornerback in the draft but his lack of speed and agility will make him fall a bit. Green Bay fills the void at cornerback after the Damarious Randall trade.
15. Arizona Cardinals- Offensive Tackle Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
Arizona is in need of offensive line help so they take the best offensive tackle in the draft and secure their tackle spot for the next six to eight years.
16. Baltimore Ravens- Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley, Alabama
One of the top needs on the Ravens team is a receiver. With no receivers taken yet they get their pick of the litter. Ridley helps Ravens wide receiver core immediately.
17. Los Angeles Chargers- Defensive Tackle Vita Vea, Washington
Chargers are that team you think should win more games on paper but can’t always seem to put it together come game time. Vea bolsters the defensive line immensely.
18. Seattle Seahawks- Cornerback Jaire Alexander, Louisville
Seattle’s Legion of Boom isn’t so booming anymore. They’ve lost a lot of pieces but Alexander could fill the black hole left by Richard Sherman.
19. Dallas Cowboys- Wide Receiver Courtland Sutton, SMU
Cowboys offense is close to perfect, except for a number one receiver. Sutton is that guy.
20. Detroit Lions- Defensive End Marcus Davenport, UTSA
Marcus Davenport has one of the highest ceilings in the draft. With raw talent but huge upside, he’d be a great threat opposite of Ezekiel Ansah.
21. Cincinnati Bengals- Center James Daniels, Iowa
The Bengals have massive needs all across their offensive line, with center being the main position of need. James Daniels bolsters one of the dark spots in their offensive lines.
22. Indianapolis Colts (via Buffalo)- Edge Rush Harold Landry, Boston College
Like I stated earlier, Colts needs playmakers. With the addition of Josh Jackson and Harold Landry, Colts defense is looking a bit brighter.
23. New England Patriots- Quarterback Lamar Jackson
This is a shot in the dark pick, but being late in the first Jackson is gonna be the best developmental quarterback the Patriots can find and who knows how much longer Brady’s clock will tick.
24. Carolina Panthers- Wide Receiver Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
Watch a Panthers game, they need receivers badly. Kelvin Benjamin left a gaping hole at wide receiver and Kirk is the man to fill it.
25. Tennessee Titans- Linebacker Rashaan Evans, Alabama
The Titans are thin at linebacker so they land Evans which might be one of the bigger steals in the 1st round.
26. Atlanta Falcons- Offensive Tackle Kolton Miller, UCLA
The six foot nine inch tall UCLA tackle is just what Atlanta needs on that offensive line.
27. New Orleans Saints- Tight End Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
Saints biggest need is a tight end. Coby Fleener can’t stay healthy and Brees could always use more weapons.
28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State
Due to the injury of Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh is in massive need of a linebacker. At 28th overall, Vander Esch is their guy and could make a lot of teams regret passing on him.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars- Wide Receiver Anthony Miller, Memphis
With the departure of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, the Jaguars are mighty thin at the receiver position. Anthony Miller is one of the top three route runners in college. He fills a much-needed hole for Jacksonville.
30. Minnesota Vikings- Defensive Tackle Maurice Hurst, Michigan
A heart issue shot Hurst down the draft boards but if his Medicaid is clear, he’s a top ten talent that just fell into an already stacked Vikings D-line
31. New England Patriots- Offensive Tackle Connor Williams, Texas
With the departure of Nate Solder, the need for Connor Williams is real in New England. This pick will be good value at the 31st overall spot.
32. Philadelphia Eagles- Guard Will Hernandez, UTEP
The Eagles offensive line is a bright spot, but after a stellar combine, Hernandez would be a great fit for the Eagles, someone who can learn a year or two and eventually be a young piece to the Eagles offensive line.