NFL Mock Draft 10.0: Redskins land top defender in Dueling GM's edition

Arnold Nichols
April 19, 2018

In just a few short months he has gone from being considered a late day three possibility to a solid day two pick and trending. Barkley was recently spotted wearing a Giants sweatshirt and has hinted at liking the idea of being with the team. One team in particular that would be an incredible fit for Kirk had him in their building for a pre-draft visit. He's now the Eagles' backup quarterback behind Carson Wentz, but that situation will likely change if someone's starter gets hurt in the preseason and Philadelphia deals him for a valuable draft pick. He was also the cornerstone of a defense that led the Giants to two Super Bowls (1986, 1990). Here's a look at 10 players whose landing spots are in flux and whose picks could set off a chain reaction. It also continued the Browns' vicious cycle of failure, as Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden proved not to be the saviors Cleveland had hoped. Many pundits are saying that the number one pick will come down to either Sam Darnold or Josh Allen.

Barkley's Roc Nation management team has a clear preference.

The Jets are getting one last look at two of the top quarterbacks in next week's draft. As long as quarterback Andrew Luck returns to 100 percent after missing the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, a Luck-Barkley-T.Y. It's a fair question to ask, but watching Quenton Nelson pancake defensive lineman after defensive lineman is remarkable.

Enter Carl Banks, the Michigan State linebacker selected with the No. 3 pick in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Nelson and the Chicago Bears seem like the ideal connection.

"I really think that you've got to find a quarterback that, No. 1, I don't think it's the system necessarily that he's coming out of, I think it's an ability to process information", Herbstreit said. For the New York Giants, drafting Barkley would instantaneously improve the offense and provide the team with a young leader to carry a team into the 2018 season.


The only issue is No. 8 seems like Nelson's floor.

On the defensive side of the ball, pass rushers like Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds and NC State's Bradley Chubb are among the elite prospects, while Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick are among the standouts in the secondary. Despite a bad season in 2017, the Giants have a lot of talented players on the roster.

That would pave the way for Nelson to go to Chicago, where he would become an instant fan favorite. If they trade back into the first-round, it is possible they take Lamar Jackson from Louisville. He even caught a touchdown during his senior season at Oklahoma. That's in addition to 69 passing touchdowns and 9,043 yards through the air. I'm not taking anything away from Elliott's rare talents - he's obviously a great player - but Barkley has more wiggle and top-end speed than Elliott.

Josh Rosen QB, UCLA is...

"I think Braden Smith is the most underrated of this (Auburn) group", ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Wednesday. The best part of the National Football League offseason is rapidly approaching, and it's nearly here.

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