While it is yet to be determined which
quarterback the Browns prefer, Josh
Rosen of UCLA can not only make all of
the NFL throws, but he is the most
polished passing prospect heading into
Sam DarnoldQB USC
Sam Darnold of USC has some mechanical
and decision making issues to fix, but
he has all of the intangibles you could
ask for in a franchise quarterback.
Saquon BarkleyRBPenn St
A dynamic game-changer at running back,
Saquon Barkley of Penn State will not
only provide some much needed sizzle to
the Colts’ offense, but his presence
should also help take some pressure off
of their offensive line.
Derwin JamesSFlorida St
Derwin James of Florida State is the
type of safety that you can build your
entire secondary around, which would
allow Cleveland to shift Jabrill Peppers
to a role where he plays more inside the
Quenton NelsonOLNotre Dame
Denver can’t afford to neglect their
offensive line if they want to get their
offense functioning again. Perhaps they
can find a partner to trade down with in
terms of getting better value, but as
things stand, Quenton Nelson of Notre
Dame appears to be the lineman that they
are focusing on.
Josh AllenQB Wyoming
I’m already starting to see reports that
the Jets are enamored with big armed
Wyoming quarterback, Josh Allen.
Bradley ChubbDLNorth Carolina
Tampa Bay lacks an elite edge rusher. At
6-foot-4 and 274 pounds, Bradley Chubb’s
peripherals match his production at
North Carolina State, where he was
arguably the nation’s top pass rusher.
James WashingtonWROklahoma St
The Chicago Bears need a go-to wide
receiver in the worst way. While James
Washington of Oklahoma seems to be a bit
of a polarizing figure when it comes to
evaluating him for the draft, he’s a
strong possession receiver who can fight
for yards after the catch.
The 49’ers need an upgrade at running
back over Carlos Hyde, who has
demonstrated fumbling and durability
issues during his time in San Francisco.
Local product Brice Love of Stanford
would give San Francisco with a dynamic
weapon out of the backfield who can
stretch opposing defenses.
The Raiders need to uprade the interior
of their defensive line. Christian
Wilkins of Clemson is a versatile
player, who is equally capable of
stuffing the run and being a disruptive
factor in the passing game.
Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama is another
game changer in the secondary who will
vie with Derwin James to be the first
safety taken in this year’s draft as
they go through the Scouting Combine and
their Pro Days.
Mike McGlincheyOLNotre Dame
Cincinnati has all kinds of offensive
line issues. While Mike McGlinchey of
Notre Dame is not a perfect prospect, he
should at least be able to steady the
ship by giving Andy Dalton some much
needed protection and providing Joe
Mixon some running lanes.
It remains to be seen whether or not the
Redskins will commit to a long term
contract for Kirk Cousins. In the event
they let him hit the open market, Baker
Mayfield of Oklahoma projects as a
gritty winner who can be a dependable
starter in the NFL for years to come
after some initial seasoning.
The Packers can’t keep letting Aaron
Rodgers get injured playing behind a
bargain rate offensive line. If Green
Bay can solidify their line with a
tackle like Orlando Brown of Oklahoma,
then they can turn their attention to
defense as the draft progresses.
With Carson Palmer retiring, the
Cardinals need to find their signal
caller of the future. Lamar Jackson of
Louisville would give them a mobile
option who would pair nicely in the
backfield with star running back David
Not only do the Ravens desperately need
a wide receiver, but GM Ozzie Newsome
has an affinity for fellow Alabama
players like Calvin Ridley, who just
happens to be the most explosive deep
threat in the draft.
The Chargers have a need at inside
linebacker, and Roquan Smith of Georgia
would arguably give them the best one in
Offensive line play has doomed the
Seahawks ever since they traded away Max
Unger. Connor Williams of Texas would
give them a much needed book-end tackle
opposite mid-season acquisition, Duane
Arden Key ER LSU
With DeMarcus Lawrence set to test the
free agent market, the Cowboys are once
again kicking the tires on rookie
defensive ends. Arden Key of LSU has the
potential to be an explosive playmaker
coming off the weakside edge.
Clelin Ferrell ER
The Lions defensive line has been held
together the last two years by duct tape
and Camaros. Clelin Ferrell is a
developing prospect at 6-foot-5, 260
pounds, who played well against
Clemson’s top opponents in 2017. Whether
or not the Lions decide to exercise the
franchise tag on former Pro Bowl
defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Ferrell would
be a welcome long term edition in
With Kyle Williams getting up there in
age, the Bills can draft and groom his
replacement in Michigan interior
lineman, Maurice Hurst.
Christian KirkWRTexas A&M
The Bills need a speedier, shiftier
receiver to play opposite the taller but
more pedestrian Kelvin Benjamin.
Christian Kirk of Texas A&M has a little
Steve Smith in him, and would provide
Buffalo with some much needed explosion
in their offense.
Tarvarus McFadden CB
With Trumaine Johnson a possibility to
depart via free agency, the Rams will be
looking to find a replacement. Tarvarus
McFadden of Florida State is an impact
cornerback who may see his draft stock
slip due to Florida State’s overall
subpar season as a team.
Denzel Ward CB Ohio
The Panthers defense has never recovered
from the loss of Josh Normal. Denzel
Ward of Ohio State is a talented man
coverage defender who can make plays on
Harold LandryERBoston College
The Titans could use a boost to their
pass rush, and Harold Landry of Boston
College would be an ideal fit as an edge
rusher in their 3-4 defensive scheme.
Courtland Sutton WR
Receiver is already the Jaguars’ biggest
position of need, and they could lose
the best ones they already have to free
agency. Jacksonville will clearly have
their eyes upon any of the top notch
wide-outs who may happen to fall to the
later part of the first round, like
Courtland Sutton of SMU.
With needs at safety, guard and
defensive tackle, the Falcons would walk
away with the most value for their first
round pick with an impact secondary
player like Ronnie Harrison of Alabama
to play alongside Keanu Neal.
Mike GesickiTEPenn St
Mike Gesicki of Penn State might not be
the most hyped tight end heading into
the draft, but the former volleyball
player has the size and leaping ability
that would give Drew Brees the red zone
target the Saints have been lacking
since they traded away Jimmy Graham.
The Steelers can continue to upgrade
their secondary with a ball-hawking
cornerback like Josh Jackson of Iowa.
Chukwuma OkoraforOLWestern Michigan
Whether it’s this year or next, Jason
Peters’ career in Philadelphia is coming
to the end of the line. Chuckwuma
Okorafor of Western Michigan can play
both left and right tackle, but probably
projects best on the right for the
Eagles with Lane Johnson holding down
Carson Wentz’ blindside.
Sam HubbardEROhio St
The Patriots have managed to secure AFC
home field advantage despite having
virtually no edge pass rush this season.
Sam Hubbard of Ohio State is a fast and
versatile defensive end who would fit
perfectly in New England’s hybrid
Billy PriceOLOhio St
The Vikings did a nice job of
stabilizing their tackles this season
through free agency, but could still
stand to upgrade the interior of their
offensive line. Billy Price of Ohio
State ideally projects as a center in
the NFL, but also could provide
Minnesota with a temporary boost at
If the Browns can’t land Saquon Barkley
with the #4 overall pick, they will
still have plenty of options at running
back to choose from at the top of the
second round. Derrius Guice of LSU is a
two down pounder who can give way to
Duke Johnson in obvious passing
Whether it’s Eli Manning or a rookie at
quarterback, the Giants need to find a
left tackle. Kolton Miller of UCLA
excels in pass protection, which is
exactly what New York is looking for.
The Browns could use a penetrating
interior lineman to complement Danny
Shelton, and Da’Ron Payne of Alabama
fits that bill.
Marcus Davenport of the University of
Texas San Antonio would give the Colts a
much needed pass rusher coming off the
You really can’t go wrong with either
Georgia running back, Sony Michel or
Nick Chubb. Michel, having worked at
times as a wide receiver, offers a
little more versatility to NFL teams in
the passing game.
Nick Chubb of Georgia is the bell cow
running back that Tampa Bay has been
looking for to help them move the chains
Justin Reid of Stanford is a versatile
defensive back who can play either
corner or safety, which would give the
Bears plenty of options when it comes to
locking down their secondary.
The Broncos could be looking for help at
inside linebacker depending on what they
decide to do with Todd Davis in free
agency. Cameron Smith of USCshould develop into a
prototypical three-down inside
Equanimeous St. BrownWRNotre Dame
Equanimeous St. Brown of Notre Dame is a
big but thin receiver who could end up
turning into a big time red zone threat.
With the Dolphins lacking any true
threat at tight end, Mark Andrews of
Oklahoma would give them a Jason Witten
like route runner who has a little more
shiftiness to make defenders miss and
get up the field.
Malik Jefferson of USC is a playmaker at
linebacker who would help re-stock the
Patriot’s front seven.
The Redskins have all kinds of questions
at wide receiver heading into 2018.
Antonio Calloway (formerly) of Florida
has talent, but also has all kinds of
off the field questions. Ultimately, a
second round pick is not an unreasonable
spot to take a gamble on a troubled, yet
potentially highly talented player.
The Packers could lock down the run for
years to come with a 340 pound brick
wall like Vita Vea of Washington on
their defensive line.
Overshadowed by teammate Clelin Ferrell,
Austin Bryant came on strong as an edge
rusher this season with 8.5 sacks.
Taven Bryan of Florida could be the
answer the Cardinals are looking for to
fill the void Calais Campbell left at
defensive end when he departed last
season in free agency.
The Chargers need an upgrade at left
tackle, and while raw, Martez Ivey of
Florida has as much talent and
athleticism as anybody at that position
in this year’s draft class.
Carlton Davis CBAuburn
Carlton Davis of Auburn is a big corner
who can press and play man to man
DeShon Elliott of Texas is a safety with
strong ball skills who would immediately
upgrade the Cowboys’ pass defense.
Derrick NnadiDLFlorida St
The Lions will look to re-stock their
defensive line with talent this
offseason, and a defensive tackle like
Derrick Nnadi of Florida State could
serve as an understudy and/or
replacement for veteran Haloti Ngata.
Terrell EdmundsSVirginia Tech
Terrell Edmunds of Virginia Tech is a
big safety who could play a coveted
hybrid safety/linebacker role in the
Tremaine EdmundsERVirginia Tech
Tremaine Edmunds is a talented
linebacker who can rush the passer, play
the run or drop into coverage. While
Edmunds’ production did not always match
his hype at Virginia Tech, teams are
surely looking forward to the
opportunity to coaching him up at the
Mike HughesCBCentral Florida
Kansas City was scraping the bottom of
the barrel for help at cornerback at the
end of the season. Mike Hughes of
Central Florida has ball skills at
corner and can also make an immediate
contribution on special teams.
Marcell Frazier of Missouri would add
some depth and youth to the Panthers’
The Bills need to solidify their
offensive line, and Isaiah Wynn of
Georgia is a versatile player who has
played both left tackle and guard.
Donte Jackson of LSU is a lighting fast
defensive back who could challenge the
Scouting Combine 40 time record. Jackson
can play any position in the secondary,
and would immediately help upgrade the
Titans’ defensive backfield.
Hayden HurstTESouth Carolina
The Jaguars could use a speedy option at
their “F” tight end position to help
stretch opposing defenses in the seam.
Former pro baseball player Hayden Hurst
of South Carolina is as athletically
giften as tight ends come.
A run stuffer like Lowell Lotulelei of
Utah ranks high on Atlanta’s list of
Arden TateWRFlorida St
Arden Tate, a physical freak at 6-foot-5
and 225 pounds, would give quarterback
Jimmy Garoppolo a nice target in the red
Josh Allen of Kentucky has the skill set
to replace Ryan Shazier at linebacker
for the Steelers.
Darius PhillipsCBWestern Michigan
While slightly undersized at 5-foot-10
and 173 pounds, Darius Phillips plays
much bigger. Phillips has excelled when
given a chance to play against superior
competition, and is quite simply a
corner that you do not throw at. With
dynamic return and even offensive
package skills, Phillips has a chance to
be the most productive corner in this
year’s draft class.
Mason RudolphQBOklahoma St
The Patriots need to find an ultimate
successor to Tom Brady. Assuming that
Brady approves, Mason Rudolph of
Oklahoma State would be an ideal
The Vikings could use some depth on
their defensive line, and there is no
player more versatile than Stanford’s
hybrid defensive end/defensive tackle,