Cleveland Browns: Final 7-Round 2018 mock draft (Vol. 7)

Arnold Nichols
April 25, 2018

However, the 20-year-old faces stiff competition from a trio of rival passers vying to be selected first when the 2018 NFL Draft begins, while Oklahoma passer Baker Mayfield sits at +1000, and UCLA's Josh Rosen is set at +1800. Several quarterback-needy teams already made trades to improve their draft positioning, and even with up to six quarterbacks being considered as potential first-round picks, it's a wonder how many of those will still be on the board if Arizona holds at the No. 15 overall pick.

With the first pick and the fourth pick, the Browns could in theory draft a quarterback of the future.

It has to be Darnold. Darnold still has a lot of work to do - his footwork is sloppy and his ball security was non-existent in 2017 (he had a whopping 21 turnovers).

Later this week, the Jets, along with every other team in the National Football League, will begin the process of stocking their roster with what they hope are the best and brightest of this year's draft.

"That led me to believe that he and his staff were ready to roll in terms of these quarterbacks in the middle of March, regardless of which one winds up at No. 3". They have two serviceable options under contract for next year - Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown - so there's not a ton of pressure to draft a guy who can start from day one.

Jackson won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore and finished third in voting last season.

The possibility of trading one of the top picks is still on the table but a scenario that seems more and more unlikely due to the needs of the Browns and what the teams proposing the trade would need to offer. If Keim picks a defensive player other than a cornerback, it would be in the best-player-available mold as there isn't a glaring hole elsewhere on the defensive depth chart. They have won only one game in the past two years and I think they are about to do the most browniest Brown thing, I have ever seen (rhyme unintentional).


For all of the pre-draft smokescreening, there's little advantage to publicly discussing draft intentions this time of year.

Short of the stellar 1998 season from Vinny Testaverde and a few good years from Chad Pennington in the early 2000s, the Jets really haven't had anything resembling a franchise quarterback since the days of Ken O'Brien back in the mid-to-late 1980s. Vea is the best candidate in the NFL Draft to fill that space. "Barkley would be ideal because running backs don't make as much". One of two could be picked by NY at No. 2.

Of course, the Cardinals aren't in dire need of a quarterback.

Breakdown: Smythe is a block-first tight end who probably won't be a big-time pass-catcher in the NFL. Mayfield is also +450 to be chosen first by Cleveland. They re-signed Josh McCown, the starter last year, in the off-season; signed Teddy Bridgewater, who's still coming back from a severe knee injury almost two years ago; and have holdovers Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

Jones is a shifty runner who combines speed, quickness and power. Rather than wait to find out who each of your favorite teams select on Thursday night, gather your answers below.

Outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (left) is participating in the Draft.

It is rare for players of that athletic profile to succeed in the NFL.

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