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Scott Petrak’s mock draft: Do the Browns move back into the first round?

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 MurrayQBOklahoma I’m not convinced the Cardinals will take a QB in the top 10 for the second straight year, but I can’t buck the consensus and ruin my mock on the first pick.
San FranciscoNick BosaDEOhio StateCore muscle injury that shortened his season and regrettable social media history never hurt his draft stock.
N.Y. JetsJosh AllenOLBKentuckyGregg Williams gets a big-time pass rusher, if they don’t trade down.
OaklandQuinnen WilliamsDTAlabamaA potential landing spot for Murray if the Cardinals pass.
Tampa BayDevin WhiteLBLSU Best player at a huge position of need.
N.Y. GiantsDaniel JonesQBDuke GM Dave Gettleman does things his way, and that includes picking Jones over Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins.
JacksonvilleT.J. HockensonTEIowa Nick Foles loves to throw to tight ends, and Hockenson’s the best in the draft.
DetroitEd OliverDTHoustonLions are thrilled to get a defensive playmaker.
BuffaloAndre DillardOTWashington StateNeeded protection for second-year QB Josh Allen
DenverDwayne HaskinsQBOhio StateJoe Flacco’s career in Denver is just about over before it starts.
Cincinnati Devin BushLBMichiganBengals need a linebacker, and there’s a huge drop-off after the two Devins.
Green Bay Jawaan Taylor OTFloridaHe’s not a weapon, but Aaron Rodgers will appreciate the protection.
MiamiJonah WilliamsOLAlabamaDolphins’ rebuild starts in the trenches.
AtlantaGreedy WilliamsCBLSUThird Williams of the draft is a great fit for the Falcons.
WashingtonD.K. Metcalf WR MississippiBoom-or-bust potential for a receiver with astounding size and speed but not enough production in college.
Carolina Montez Sweat DEMississippi StateA great draft for the Panthers to be in the market for a pass rusher.
N.Y. Giants (from Browns)Christian WilkinsDTClemsonTeams continue to take advantage of the deep D-line class.
Minnesota Garrett BradburyCN.C. State O-line is a priority for Vikings, and he addresses the interior.
TennesseeJerry Tillery DTNotre Dame Browns will get a look at him Week 1, and Austin Corbett will have his hands full with Tillery and Jurrell Casey.
PittsburghByron Murphy CBWashingtonSteelers find someone to start opposite Joe Haden.
SeattleRashan GaryDEMichiganHas big shoes to fill after Frank Clark was traded to the Chiefs on Tuesday.
BaltimoreBrian BurnsDEFlorida StateRavens get a big boost to their pass rush
HoustonCody FordOLOklahomaTexans must protect Deshaun Watson better.
OaklandJosh Jacobs RBAlabamaTakes over for Marshawn Lynch, who reportedly is retiring again.
PhiladelphiaMarquise BrownWROklahomaComing off foot surgery but arguably the most talented wideout in draft.
IndianapolisRock Ya-SinCBTemple Cinderella story fits Colts’ blue-collar culture.
Cleveland (from Oakland)Jeffery SimmonsDTMississippi StateIf Simmons is still on the board after about No. 22, GM John Dorsey would try to get him. Oakland’s already made two picks and is the perfect trade partner here.
L.A. ChargersDrew LockQBMissouriPhilip Rivers can’t play forever, and Lock has legit physical tools.
SeattleNoah FantTEIowa Russell Wilson gets a big, athletic target to go with his huge new contract.
Green BayAJ BrownWRMissisppiPackers' window is closing and they need playmakers now
L.A. Rams Dexter LawrenceDTClemsonA load to pair next to Aaron Donald.
New EnglandClelin Ferrell DEClemsonGreat physical tools and personality.

Second round
No. 49 — Traded to Oakland along with second-round pick in 2020 and fifth-round pick this year (No. 144) for No. 27.
Third round
No. 80 — Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston. Converted receiver has size (6-foot-2, 208 pounds) and speed (4.40).
Fourth round
No. 119 — Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota. Adds depth to the thinnest position on the roster.
Fifth round
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.
Sixth round
No. 189 — Derick Roberson, DE, Sam Houston State. Had 15 sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior.
Seventh round
No. 221 — Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska. Makes a lot of sense if Duke Johnson is traded during the draft.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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