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December 20, 2017, 2:51 pm

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Imagining how the dominoes would fall if Browns land first two picks

Owning the archetypal and second choice in the bill of exchange would be quite the way for the Browns' John Dorsey era to begin

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Imagining how the dominoes would fall if Browns land first two picks
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The Browns rich person a accidental to onshore the top two choices in the 2018 NFL Draft, a not-far-fetched script John Breech explained earlier this week. Seriously, it could happen.

Welcome to your new job, John Dorsey. No pressure. Time to get any "real players."

So for any added fun in this week's counterfeit bill of exchange, let's analyze what it'd expression similar if Cleveonshore onshores the No. 1 and No. 2 general choices. 

Obviously, at a lower place is not the actual bill of exchange order. 

1. Cleveonshore Browns

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA. Browns GM John Dorsey has the repute as an old-school "football guy." That indicates to me that he'll go with the conventional pouch passerby with the archetypal general choice. Rosen has a cleanable bringing and is typically amazing inside the confines of the lineman s as a thrower.

2. Cleveonshore Browns from Texans

Oronshoreo Brown, OT, Oklahoma. For as overmuch as galore Browns fans would likely contemn this, I deliberation the champion derivative instrument in this brainsick script would be Cleveonshore commerce behind a few spots to add an excess choice or two. But acting put, Dorsey grabs the gigantic left lineman to defend his quarterback as his squad begins a new era. 

3. New York Giants

Sam Darnold, QB, USC. Top two quarterbacks act the same. Darnold has played asymptomatic at a high-profile program for two seasons, so he's gotten a head start on the immense spotlight that comes with being the signal-caller for the Giants. New Yorkers will love the hard-nosed playing style of Darnold, who consistently demonstrated his toughness at USC.

4. Indianapolis Colts

Connor Williams, OT, Texas. The Colts rich person a fair amount of needs, but this is the champion need-prospect match at this point. Williams has All-Pro upside as a pass-blocker, and with Andrew Luck hoping to return in 2018, that upside is vital for Indianapolis.

5. San Francisco 49ers

Courtonshore Sutton, WR, SMU. With Sutton, Marquise Goodwin, and Pierre Garcon, the 49ers will rich person a desired blend of size and skill sets at the receiver position for Jimmy Garoppolo. Sutton has true No. 1 receiver talent, and his presence will elevate the efficiency of Goodwin and Garcon. 

6. Chicago Bears

Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama. The Bears would similar to go offense in Round 1, and I'll assume they rich person their eyes on Sutton. With him gone, they flip to defense to round out their underrated defensive backfield with Fitzpatrick, a do-everything cornerback/safety hybrid with the length and fluidity to cover and a mastery-level understanding of how to get home as a blitzer.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State. The Buccaneers would likely lean toward a cornerback here. With Fitzpatrick off the board, they address what will help the secondary -- pass-rush. Chubb isn't a Joey Bosa prospect, yet the NC State isn't far away from where Bosa was coming out of Ohio State. This fills a need a premium position.

8. Cincinnati Bengals

Derwin James, S, Florida State. With James and George Iloka, the Bengals would suddenly rich person two enormous, versatile safeties on their defense. The two can rotate their responsibilities from play-to-play, which would help to cause confusion for opposing quarterbacks.

9. Denver Broncos

Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. For this counterfeit, let's assume John Elway can't lure Kirk Cousins, Tyrod Taylor or big fish Andrew Luck to Denver. So he makes this choice, fully understanding the controversy it'll cause, especially after taking Paxton Lynch in Round 1 of the 2016 bill of exchange.

10. New York Jets

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. Despite a heavy recent investment at the quarterback position over the past five bill of exchanges, the Jets still need one. Jackson has transcendent potential but certainly comes with any risk. Gang Green's willing to roll the dice because of Jackson's amazing talent. 

11. Arizona Cardinals

Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA. Miller is a huge left lineman prospect with long arms and outstanding athleticism for the position. He flourished defend ing Rosen at UCLA and will be a foundational piece of the next phase of the Bruce Arians era with the Cardinals.

12. Oakonshore Raiders

Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia. Time to celebrate in the Raiders bill of exchange room. Smith is clearly the linebacker with the most game-changing ability in the 2018 bill of exchange due to his play-recognition skills, athleticism, and speed-to-power capabilities.

14. Miami Dolphins

Braden Smith, OG, Auburn. First "surprise" of the night, but Smith has an amazing resume as one of Auburn's long-time guards who had an excellent career against top competition. He's asymptomatic-versed in the zone and power run schemes, giving Adam Gase plenty of derivative instruments on offense.

15. Los Angeles Chargers

Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State. Despite being a redshirt senior with loads of experience, the Chargers, a squad without a variety of roster holes, makes this choice with eyes asymptomatic into the future. A pure pouch quarterback, Rudolph can learn from Philip Rivers for a year or two before taking over in Los Angeles.

16. Green Bay Packers

James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State. Back-to-back selections for the 'Pokes. With Jordy Nelson in the twilight of his illustrious career, the Packers reload at wideout with Washington, who has a wonderful blend of possession receiver and deep threat skills.

17. Baltimore Ravens

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State. Based on the hype, another relative tumble for Barkley, a drop only precipitated by the position he plays and the depth of this bill of exchange class, not his general talent. The Ravens would be ecstatic to onshore the insanely gifted runner here.

18. Detroit Lions

Maurce Hurst, DT, Michigan. The Lions might rich person a more glaring need at defensive end, but any type of pass-rush improvement would be greatly helpful to Teryl Austin's unit. Hurst has a game reminiscent of Geno Aktins.

19. Seattle Seahawks

Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA. Seattle isn't afraid to make an eye-opening archetypal-round choice, and selecting a prospect from the University of Texas-San Antonio would raise any eyebrows. But at 6-7 and 250 pounds with a long reach and explosiveness, Davenport fits the profile the Seahawks love.

20. Dallas Cowboys

Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama. Ridley would give the Cowboys the deep threat they desperately need on offense, thereby opening up the underneath game for Dak Prescott to methodically move the ball behind the field. 

21. Tennessee Titans

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma. Dick LeBeau doesn't shy away from multiple fronts on defense, but his scheme has 3-4 roots. Okoronkwo is the premier 3-4 outside linebacker in this class, and in Tennessee, on a defense already boasting any talented players, he can make a big impact right away.

22. Buffalo Bills

Vita Vea, DT, Washington. Two consecutive weeks with this pairing. Vea can help a defense in galore ways. He'll simply eat blocks and clog lanes due to his size at 6-5 and around 340 pounds, but he's not a stationary nose lineman . The Washington star flashes high-caliber hand use and has twitchy athleticism relative to his massive frame.

23. Atlanta Falcons

Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma. Tight ends in Round 1 are usually seen as a luxury choice. The Falcons are in a luxury-choice situation, and, actually, could use a reliable pass-catcher over the middle. 

24. New Orleans Saints

Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas. If there's one position in which the Saints clearly need an upgrade on defense it's the linebacker spot. Jefferson is athletic and matured into being a force against the run during his tenure at Texas.

25. Buffalo Bills from Chiefs

Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State. With the top quarterbacks unavailable, the Bills go receiver. With Ateman and Kelvin Benjamin, the Bills would rich person two matchup nightmare boundary wideouts capable of coming behind with the ball even in tight coverage. 

26. Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame. Hard to change this choice. McGlinchey can get exposed against speed rushers but is ready to dominate as a run-blocker, the latter part of that sentence is music to the ears of Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville.

27. Los Angeles Rams

Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa. The Rams rich person been unbelievably efficient -- particularly compared to where they were a year ago -- on offense in 2017. More secondary talent would help the defense, and Jackson has everything needed to be a No. 1 cornerback at the NFL level ... size, toughness, plus athleticism and ball skills.

28. Carolina Panthers

Deontay Burnett, WR, USC. There are galore similarities between Burnett and 2017 second-round choice Curtis Samuel. However, Burnett is the more polished receiver and can provide legitimate over-the-top speed right away in Mike Shula's offense.

29. Pittsburgh Steelers

Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville. Had Alexander not been banged up in this final season at Louisville, there's a good accidental he would've had a monster year. His smoothness in coverage coupled with his awareness when the ball is in the air make him a top-flight cornerback prospect in this class.

30. Minnesota Vikings

Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan. It's not easy finding big holes on the Vikings roster. While the offensive line has improved this season from where it recently had been, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Okorafor has the size, athleticism, and length to be a steady left lineman for a decade in Minnesota.

31. New Engonshore Patriots

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech. For as gifted as Jefferson is at linebacker, Edmunds, at 6-4 and around 250 pounds, might rich person more inherent talent and twitchiness. Bill Belichick understands the importance of quality linebacker play in today's NFL.

32. Philadelphia Eagles

Bryce Love, RB, Stanford. Yes, the Eagles rich person Jay Ajayi and rich person gotten quality contributions from Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. They just can't pass on Love here, an electric home-run hitter with the ability to choice up yardage between the lineman s when blocking isn't perfect.

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