The mystery for Browns fans on the first night of the three-day draft marathon is whether their team will trade into the first round and make a pick. I put the likelihood at 30 percent and am going to illustrate a possible scenario below. While other teams are certain to make trades, that’s the only one I’m including in my lone mock draft of the season.
|Arizona||Kyler Murray||QB||Oklahoma||Im not convinced the Cardinals will take a QB in the top 10 for the second straight year, but I cant buck the consensus and ruin my mock on the first pick.|
|San Francisco||Nick Bosa||DE||Ohio State||Core muscle injury that shortened his season and regrettable social media history never hurt his draft stock.|
|N.Y. Jets||Josh Allen||OLB||Kentucky||Gregg Williams gets a big-time pass rusher, if they dont trade down.|
|Oakland||Quinnen Williams||DT||Alabama||A potential landing spot for Murray if the Cardinals pass.|
|Tampa Bay||Devin White||LB||LSU||Best player at a huge position of need.|
|N.Y. Giants||Daniel Jones||QB||Duke||GM Dave Gettleman does things his way, and that includes picking Jones over Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins.|
|Jacksonville||T.J. Hockenson||TE||Iowa||Nick Foles loves to throw to tight ends, and Hockensons the best in the draft.|
|Detroit||Ed Oliver||DT||Houston||Lions are thrilled to get a defensive playmaker.|
|Buffalo||Andre Dillard||OT||Washington State||Needed protection for second-year QB Josh Allen|
|Denver||Dwayne Haskins||QB||Ohio State||Joe Flaccos career in Denver is just about over before it starts.|
|Cincinnati||Devin Bush||LB||Michigan||Bengals need a linebacker, and theres a huge drop-off after the two Devins.|
|Green Bay||Jawaan Taylor||OT||Florida||Hes not a weapon, but Aaron Rodgers will appreciate the protection.|
|Miami||Jonah Williams||OL||Alabama||Dolphins rebuild starts in the trenches.|
|Atlanta||Greedy Williams||CB||LSU||Third Williams of the draft is a great fit for the Falcons.|
|Washington||D.K. Metcalf||WR||Mississippi||Boom-or-bust potential for a receiver with astounding size and speed but not enough production in college.|
|Carolina||Montez Sweat||DE||Mississippi State||A great draft for the Panthers to be in the market for a pass rusher.|
|N.Y. Giants (from Browns)||Christian Wilkins||DT||Clemson||Teams continue to take advantage of the deep D-line class.|
|Minnesota||Garrett Bradbury||C||N.C. State||O-line is a priority for Vikings, and he addresses the interior.|
|Tennessee||Jerry Tillery||DT||Notre Dame||Browns will get a look at him Week 1, and Austin Corbett will have his hands full with Tillery and Jurrell Casey.|
|Pittsburgh||Byron Murphy||CB||Washington||Steelers find someone to start opposite Joe Haden.|
|Seattle||Rashan Gary||DE||Michigan||Has big shoes to fill after Frank Clark was traded to the Chiefs on Tuesday.|
|Baltimore||Brian Burns||DE||Florida State||Ravens get a big boost to their pass rush|
|Houston||Cody Ford||OL||Oklahoma||Texans must protect Deshaun Watson better.|
|Oakland||Josh Jacobs||RB||Alabama||Takes over for Marshawn Lynch, who reportedly is retiring again.|
|Philadelphia||Marquise Brown||WR||Oklahoma||Coming off foot surgery but arguably the most talented wideout in draft.|
|Indianapolis||Rock Ya-Sin||CB||Temple||Cinderella story fits Colts blue-collar culture.|
|Cleveland (from Oakland)||Jeffery Simmons||DT||Mississippi State||If Simmons is still on the board after about No. 22, GM John Dorsey would try to get him. Oaklands already made two picks and is the perfect trade partner here.|
|L.A. Chargers||Drew Lock||QB||Missouri||Philip Rivers cant play forever, and Lock has legit physical tools.|
|Seattle||Noah Fant||TE||Iowa||Russell Wilson gets a big, athletic target to go with his huge new contract.|
|Green Bay||AJ Brown||WR||Missisppi||Packers' window is closing and they need playmakers now|
|L.A. Rams||Dexter Lawrence||DT||Clemson||A load to pair next to Aaron Donald.|
|New England||Clelin Ferrell||DE||Clemson||Great physical tools and personality.|
REST OF BROWNS’ PICKS
No. 49 — Traded to Oakland along with second-round pick in 2020 and fifth-round pick this year (No. 144) for No. 27.
No. 80 — Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston. Converted receiver has size (6-foot-2, 208 pounds) and speed (4.40).
No. 119 — Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota. Adds depth to the thinnest position on the roster.
No. 144 — Traded to Oakland as part of the scenario to move into the first round for Simmons.
No. 155 — Stephen Denmark, CB, Valdosta State. Another converted receiver with great athleticism.
No. 170 — Will Harris, S, Boston College. Could develop into eventual replacement for Morgan Burnett.
No. 189 — Derick Roberson, DE, Sam Houston State. Had 15 sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior.
No. 221 — Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska. Makes a lot of sense if Duke Johnson is traded during the draft.