Fitzpatrick, a better prospect than former teammate Marlon Humphrey a first-round pick of the Ravens , profiles as a shutdown NFL corner. The 6-foot-1, pounder clocked a 4. For the past few years, the Saints have flirted with adding a legitimate long-term heir to Drew Brees.
That task has been deferred time and time again, but by this time next year Brees will be within months of his 40 th birthday. Allen drew dark horse first-round buzz over the winter but decided to return to Laramie. If he makes big improvements in the pocket next season, he could be the No. Jackson is three inches taller than Vick, but he must add weight to his rail-thin frame.
Ridiculously athletic, the 6-foot-3 Jackson ran a 4. The 6-foot-4, plus pound Wilkins can wreck your game plan from the inside or the outside. He was good as a freshman for the national runners-up and great as a sophomore for the national champions, earning All-American honors.
Another step forward could stamp his ticket into the top Robinson most likely isn't a long-term left tackle solution. Neither is Branden Albert , who'll turn 34 next season and is currently bickering with management about his contract. The Bengals are getting long in the tooth on the defensive front. He regressed to only three sacks last season as a redshirt sophomore, but is still, to be fair, learning on the job.
A freak athlete, Hubbard was a safety in high school and moved to linebacker during his redshirt year. If Kirk Cousins is still on the roster this time next year—far from a sure thing but go with me—Washington is going to want to add an offensive playmaker early to compliment him. The Redskins made a nice value play on Samaje Perine in Rd. Barkley is that lightning, an electrifying talent with burst through the hole, elusiveness in the open field and tackle-breaking strength in the box.
The Titans are running out of needs because they've drafted so well in recent years. The enormous Vea, a dominant run defender comped to Haloti Ngata, is a tremendous athlete for his size 6-foot-5, pounds. Would you believe he played some running back in high school? If Sylvester Williams doesn't pan out, Vea would make a lot of sense. The Lions have lacked a true No. Kirk has been shredding the SEC since he stepped foot on campus and would give Detroit a lightning-quick weapon on the perimeter.
His addition would allow Golden Tate to shift to the slot. The 6-foot-8, pound McGlinchey is a prototypical franchise left tackle prospect who received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft advisory board over the winter before deciding to return to campus.
Carolina only devoted one pick to fortifying its offensive line last week, taking Western Michigan G Taylor Moton with the No.
Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine often ran through gaping holes created by this road-grading tackle. Because of his inconsistencies in Austin, Jefferson enters as a high-variance prospect. Jefferson was also playing out of position. Tom Herman and crew are shifting Jefferson back to outside linebacker this fall.
Ridley was clocked at a 4. Cleveland snagged this pick in the Round 1 swap that enabled the Texans to move up the board for Deshaun Watson.
Big and athletic, Sutton shredded the AAC for a , line last season. Sutton probably would have been an early Day 2 pick had he entered the draft. He could catapult into the top with another monster season and a strong showing at the NFL Combine.
After trading their most recent first-round pick for Sam Bradford and then using their top selection on Dalvin Cook , the Vikings were only able to add one immediate starter to the woeful offensive line in the draft Pat Elflein in Rd. Nelson is the premier guard prospect in the class heading into the season. PFF College has ranked Rudolph as a top collegiate quarterback in each of the past two years—including No.
Instead, he returned to the Eagles to wreak havoc on ACC quarterbacks one more time. As a freshman in , he dropped 1, yards 7. A year later, he was averaging over eight yards per carry before tearing his PCL. Chubb was clearly getting his sea legs back under him last season, but even while limited he ran for 1, yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 3. A run on Chubbs! This Chubb, Bradley, briefly considered going pro after the season and would have been a late first-rounder or early second-rounder if he had.
Chubb has accrued PFF College also charted his work against the run as top-notch. In his last two years, Washington has averaged In both campaigns, he topped 1, yards 1, last year and finished with exactly 10 touchdowns. I thought that the Raiders might address their linebacker need in Rd. Instead, Oakland waited until Rd. The order for the first round of the NFL draft is officially set, with one coin flip pending between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.
And once again, the Cleveland Browns have the most capital, with two top four picks. The Browns will want a quarterback. The question for J osh Rosen and Sam Darnold might now be: Do they want the Browns? Both underclassmen have declared for the draft. The Giants locked up the second overall pick despite beating the Redskins in their season finale thanks to the Colts, who beat the Texans in their final game.
Though they would have been much better off with the No. That means they might be able to return a haul if they decide to trade down. In addition to potentially drafting a quarterback No. John Elway was a quarterback. John Elway needs a quarterback. John Elway might draft a quarterback.
Will the QB that Elway wants still be available at No. This is the third time in four years the Jets have ended up with the No. If it works out the way Leonard Williams and Jamal Adams have so far, they ought to be in good shape. Vernon Gholston on the other hand The Bucs don't need a quarterback but have the benefit of drafting early.
They could use some help in the secondary, however. Given that the Bears desperately need to get Mitchell Trubisky some help, one has to think that Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley would be a candidate to land with them. The Raiders and new head coach Jon Gruden could use some help on defense. Through Week 12, the 49ers had a 99 percent chance to end up with a top-five pick.
Then Jimmy Garoppolo happened. Hard to imagine there will be any complaints out of San Francisco, though. They have found their franchise quarterback. The Dolphins are another team with an interesting decision to make at quarterback after the Jay Cutler experiment didn't work out.
Do they hand the reigns back to Ryan Tannehill? Do they bring in some veteran insurance? Or do they draft another young QB with high upside?
Is it totally crazy to imagine the Bengals moving on from Andy Dalton and entering the quarterback free-for-all? If so, they might be better positioned to try a veteran, but at No.
Jay Gruden will be back. Will Kirk Cousins join him? If not -- and if the Redskins don't replace Cousins in free agency or the trade market -- then we can add them to the list of teams that could add a first-round quarterback.
At this spot they might be in range for Mayfield, or maybe they could trade up for one of the other hot names. It was apparent after watching the Packers without Aaron Rodgers that this team needs help. In particular, they could use some help on defense, perhaps part of the reason why Todd McShay had Green Bay selecting Boston College pass-rusher Harold Landry in his first mock draft. Carson Palmer has retired , and the Cardinals need a quarterback of the future. They could absolutely be in the mix for the four potential first-round signal-callers.
The Ravens had a 97 percent chance to reach the playoffs heading into their regular-season finale against the Bengals, per FPI.
Sometimes, that 3 percent happens. Here's another sleeper quarterback team. Rivers is still good enough that the Chargers can win with talent around him -- and they do have talent around him -- but they also might want to start thinking about life after him.
The Seahawks need help on the offensive line. They might be hoping that one of the Notre Dame offensive linemen -- offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey or guard Quenton Nelson -- fall to them here. With Dez Bryant 's future in Dallas uncertain, perhaps Dallas could look to the draft for another top-flight wideout at No.