March 13, 2018, 11:00 am

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Browns take Bradley Chubb No. 1, get Sam Darnold with 4th pick

The Browns take the best participant in the bill of exalteration in Chubb and still get a top QB at No. 4

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Browns take Bradley Chubb No. 1, get Sam Darnold with 4th pick

This is the last mock earlier free agency, which means the last one that has small or no way supported on roll holes.

I will have 3 or so more mocks, but this is it earlier teams fill holes in free agency, piece creating some for different teams. 

With the Cleveland Browns devising a move to get Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor last week, I have them ephemeral on a quarterback with the No. 1 general pick to take North Carolina State pass ball carrier Bradley Chubb.

The Browns have Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah, but Chubb is the best participant in the bill of exalteration and you can never have adequate edge ball carrier s. There is numerical quantity in that spot.

I have them fetching Chubb because they can get their approaching quarterback at No. 4. 

I have the Bills commerce up with the Colts to the 3rd spot to take Wyoming's Josh Allen, which would leave of absence USC's Sam Darnold to the Browns in the 4th spot. The Bills would give up the 12th general pick (which they got from the Bengals in the Cordy Glenn commerce Monday, plus the 22nd general pick (which they got from Kansas City last year), and a fifth-round pick to get to the 3rd spot. 

The Browns would pass on Penn State moving back Saquan Barkley with the archetypal pick because they can get a back at the top of the second, where they have two picks.

Position numerical quantity matters. That would be smart. 

This mock is supported on Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins sign language with the Vikings, which leave of absences the Jets in play for a passerby here. But that would all alteration if Cousins opts to sign with the Jets or andifferent team.

Like I said, this is the last mock earlier free agency, which makes it the last exercise without any real meaning.

1. Cleveland Browns

Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State. He is the best participant in the bill of exalteration and you can never have adequate good pass ball carrier s. 

2. New York Giants

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State. This is way too high for a back for my liking, but if the Giants think he's their special runner they will take him. 

3. Buffalo Bills (via mock commerce with Colts)

Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming. They move up to get their big, strong-armed passerby who will not have issues in the Buffalo weather. 

4. Cleveland Browns (from Texans)

Sam Darnold, QB, USC. They wait to take their quarterback and end up with one some think is the best in the bill of exalteration. 

5. Denver Broncos

Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. They wanted to work with him at the Senior Bowl for a reason. Mayfield is a guy they are said to like. 

6. New York Jets

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA. With it appearing Cousins might be going to the Vikings, the Jets have to take a passerby here. Rosen is the choice. 

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB-S, Alabama. They have to get better on the back end. What better way to do that than with a versatile participant like Fitzpatrick? 

8. Chicago Bears

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State. They need help outside, even if Kyle Fuller (transition tag) stays with the team. Ward is small, but he might be the most fundamentally sound corner in this bill of exalteration. 

9. San Francisco 49ers

Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame. They have to get better inside on their offensive line and Nelson has the look of a 10-year Pro Bowl participant. 

10. Oakland Raiders

Derwin James, S, Florida State. Yes, they have Karl Joseph and they took Obi Melifonwu last year, but James would bring a versatile participant who could play a number of spots. Melifonwu didn't play much last year because of injuries and was used at corner. 

11. Miami Dolphins

Vita Vea, DT, Washington. They let Ndamukong Suh go, so why not take a participant to replace him? Vea has the power and the push to be a good inside participant. 

12. Indianapolis Colts (mock commerce from Buffalo thru Cincinnati)

Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa. They have to get better outside. They let Vontae Davis walk and they will likely lose Rashaan Melvin in free agency.

13. Washington Redskins

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech. This is a big, physical participant who can run and would really help the second level for the Redskins. 

14. Green Bay Packers

Marcus Davenport, OLB, UTSA. They need to amp up the outside pass rush and Davenport is a raw prospect who has the speed to do that. He might take some time to develop.

15. Arizona Cardinals

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. They need to get a young quarterback and Jackson would be the choice with all the differents off the board. Like some different rookie passerbys in this class, he might need to spend time behind a veteran archetypal. 

16. Baltimore Ravens

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama. They have to get help outside in their ephemeral game. Ridley didn't run a great 40 at the combine, but he plays fast and the scouts love him. 

17. Los Angeles Chargers

Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia. They can't pass up a quality participant in this spot who can help a position in need. Smith can fly and we know Gus Bradley loves speed linebackers. 

18. Seattle Seahawks

Mike Hughes, CB, UCF. With Richard Sherman gone, they could use a corner in the worst way. Hughes would team with Shaq Griffin, andifferent UCF participant, to give them a nice duo. 

19. Dallas Cowboys

D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland. With Dez Bryant's approaching unsettled, and even if he stays, they need speed outside. Moore is a participant whose stock has risen in the past month. 

20. Detroit Lions

Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama. They are bringing back Ziggy Ansah up front, but they need more bodies. Payne has the tools to be an immediate impact participant.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Bills)

James Daniels, C, Iowa. They commerced down to this spot when they landed left tackle Cordy Glenn. Now they can get a center to upgrade a weak spot on their line for years.  

22. Indianapolis Colts (from Bills through Chiefs)

Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan. This is supported on his getting a clean bill of health after a heart issue at the combine. He would be an immediate help inside to a defense that needs it. 

23. Los Angeles Rams

Harold Landry, DE, Boston College. They commerced Robert Quinn away to the Dolphins. While they like some of their younger participants, you can never have adequate edge ball carrier s. 

24. Carolina Panthers

Will Hernandez, G, UTEP. They are losing Andrew Norwell in free agency, so why not get a replacement who can plug and play right away? 

25. Tennessee Titans

Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama. He is a thumper who could take over when Avery Williamson likely leave of absences in free agency. 

26. Atlanta Falcons

Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia. He played tackle for the Bulldogs, but would slide inside and upgrade the guard spot. He is coming off a shoulder surgery. 

27. New Orleans Saints

Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina. They need to add a nice threat in the middle of the field since Coby Fleener hasn't worked out.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State. The Steelers had major issues on defense after Ryan Shazier got hurt. Vander Esch could step in and start inside right away. 

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU. With it looking like Allen Robinson is moving on, they need to get a bigger receiver to go with their smallish young ones. Sutton ran better than expected at the combine. 

30. Minnesota Vikings

Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville. In a division with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford, you can never have adequate corners. Plus, Terence Newman is coming to the end. 

31. New England Patriots

Taven Bryan, DL, Florida. He is the type of participant who brings the versatility the Patriots like. He can play inside or outside.

32. Philadelphia Eagles

Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado. They have solid corners, but Patrick Robinson is likely leaving via free agency. Oliver would join Sidney Jones, who missed last season, as two new corners. 

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