It’s Tremendous Bowl week and the Browns aren’t in Sunday’s huge recreation, not but anyway. However what they do that offseason could have main implications on their possibilities to get there subsequent yr or within the close to future.
Common supervisor John Dorsey and firm are arduous at work scouting and rating the prospects getting into the NFL this spring. That course of has been ongoing in fact however actually picks up beginning at this previous weekend’s Senior Bowl.
With that in thoughts, our NFL Draft protection begins with our first Mock Draft of the offseason. On this one we set a baseline rule of no trades. So primarily, what would the draft appear to be if each staff stayed put and drafted for an instantaneous wants?
Who dod we have now the Browns choosing? Have a look and see when you agree as we mock via your complete first spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft.
1) Arizona Cardinals
Spencer: Nick Bosa – DE, Ohio State
The Cardinals have numerous wants, notably on offense. However pairing the consensus prime prospect Nick Bosa with Chandler Jones is the inspiration of a dominant protection within the making.
Tim: Nick Bosa – DE, Ohio State
One other Bosa goes within the prime 5. This a no brainer for the Cardinals. Until they need to OL, Bosa is the best choice.
2) San Francisco 49ers
Spencer: Josh Allen – DE, Kentucky
Exhausting to cross on Quinnen Williams when you’re the 49ers however defensive deal with can also be not a necessity. A legit move rusher however is an enormous one, so I’ve them going with Allen right here as the subsequent greatest edge rusher obtainable.
Tim: Josh Allen – DE, Kentucky
This may be an intriguing decide. I anticipate the 49ers going with DT Quinnen Williams from Bama. This may be extra of a stunner if it’s Allen.
three) New York Jets
Spencer: Quinnen Williams – DT, Alabama
The considered letting Williams slip any additional is unfathomable. This isn’t essentially a necessity for the Jets however any staff can be fortunate so as to add a participant of Williams expertise.
Tim: Clelin Ferrell – Edge, Clemson
This might be an ideal decide for the Jets however not one they should drive. They might use extra assistance on the sting. They may be in place to commerce down for a QB-needy group.
four) Oakland Raiders
Spencer: Rashan Gary – DL, Michigan
You might have heard that the Raiders are on the lookout for a move rusher? They could have traded away the most effective one within the recreation previous to the 2018 season. Gary is Khalil Mack’s alternative and one with a particularly excessive ceiling. He performed inside perhaps an excessive amount of in school however will attempt to promote himself as an edge rusher main as much as the draft.
Tim: Quinnen Williams – DT, Alabama
The slide didn’t final lengthy nor do I consider the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders could have the chance to seize a man like Williams. If he falls to the Raiders. Not even Jon Gruden can say no to him. However he may be loopy sufficient to commerce down.
5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Spencer: Ed Oliver – DT, Houston
With Gerald McCoy’s future with the staff cloudy, the Buccaneers shortly discover his successor in Oliver.
Tim: Brian Burns – Edge, Florida State
Burns has risen up the draft boards. TB must put extra strain on the QB. They might additionally use a nook right here as properly.
6) New York Giants
Spencer: Dwayne Haskins – QB Ohio State
The Giants determined towards taking a quarterback final yr with a deep class to select from. They merely can’t hold pushing aside this want endlessly and seize the primary QB off the board in Haskins. Perhaps this appears early to take any QB this yr nevertheless it’s no secret that the worth of a quarterback warrants reaching typically.
Tim: Kyler Murray – QB, Oklahoma
Eli will experience off into the sundown quickly. It’s time get your subsequent man. The talk can be Haskins and Murray. Giants go Murray right here however there must be an actual concern over leaving baseball open as an choice nonetheless.
7) Jacksonville Jaguars
Spencer: Jonah Williams – T, Alabama
I’m anticipating that the Jaguars make a transfer for one in every of Joe Flacco or Nick Foles negating their have to draft a quarterback right here. As an alternative they get their new QB some safety in Williams.
Tim: Jawaan Taylor – OT, Florida
Positive, they might use a deal with. It’s no secret, the Jags want a QB. A draft decide like this solely takes place in the event that they commerce for Nick Foles. In any other case, that is the place Haskins or Murray will land.
eight) Detroit Lions
Spencer: Grasping Williams – CB, LSU
There are a selection of instructions the Lions might go right here, cornerback, defensive position, edge rusher. Finally, their want for a shutdown nook reigns supreme as they take Williams.
Tim: Rashan Grey – DL, Michigan
Excellent news for the previous Wolverine, he gained’t have to maneuver out of state. The Lions need assistance on the defensive position.
9) Buffalo Payments
Spencer: Jawaan Taylor – T Florida
The considered taking Christian Wilkins to switch fan favourite Kyle Williams or a Clelin Ferrell is definitely engaging right here for Buffalo, particularly with a defensive minded coach in cost. However the Payments can not neglect the offensive aspect of the ball. Holding Josh Allen upright is of the utmost significance.
Tim: Oshane Ximines – Edge, Previous Dominion
Not many will find out about this decide. Some specialists says Ximines is a prime 15 decide. We’ll he lands at No. 9 to the Payments. Payments Mafia, perform some research on him.
10) Denver Broncos
Spencer: Drew Lock – QB Missouri
Vic Fangio doesn’t sound dedicated to Case Keenum long-term. Stories from the Senior Bowl recommend that they love Lock. Will John Elway lastly get a QB choice proper?
Tim: Grasping Williams – CB, LSU
Broncos are a QB-needy staff. That is the place a Drew Lock might land. Grasping Williams is about nearly as good as it can get for corners this yr. If it’s not Denver. Somebody will take him and will probably be paying for Elway’s dinners for years to return.
11) Cincinnati Bengals
Spencer: Devin White – LB, LSU
The Bengals have a critical want for linebackers. White is a simple selection right here.
Tim: Ed Oliver – DL, Houston
It’s not time to seek out Andy Dalton’s alternative simply but. Oliver was think about one of many prime edge rushers this yr. I feel the Bengals want to take a look at offensive line right here. For sure, Oliver can be simply nearly as good as of a decide.
12) Inexperienced Bay Packers
Spencer: Clelin Ferrell – DE, Clemson
With two picks to work with right here within the first spherical, Inexperienced Bay addresses a defensive shortcoming first with the number of Ferrell to assist strengthen their cross rush.
Tim: Zach Allen – Edge, Boston School
Commerce down alert. Let’s be clear. Packers can all the time use extra protection. Aaron Rodgers gained’t be glad about this decide greater than doubtless. Packers want so as to add as many weapons as attainable whereas Rodgers continues to be enjoying at a excessive degree.
13) Miami Dolphins
Spencer: Kyler Murray – QB Oklahoma
The Ryan Tannehill ship has sailed. With a brand new head coach coming in it’s time to start out recent with a brand new QB as properly. Murray is able to put his baseball profession on maintain and check out his luck at soccer first and the Dolphins give him a shot.
Tim: Dwayne Haskins – QB, Ohio State
Haskins in all probability gained’t land this far. Once more, a QB-needy staff will commerce up. If Murray isn’t the best choice at QB. Haskins completely is.
14) Atlanta Falcons
Spencer: Jeffrey Simmons – DL, Mississippi State
Atlanta was putrid towards the run this season. Their defensive position wants a makeover they usually begin by including Simmons into the fold.
Tim: Devin White – LB, LSU
White is completely one of the best linebacker on this draft. Falcons need assistance on protection.
15) Washington Redskins
Spencer: D.Okay. Metcalf – WR, Ole Miss
Relying on the standing of Alex Smith, anticipate the Redskins to be in play for a Joe Flacco or Nick Foles as nicely. They might additionally think about drafting a quarterback right here as nicely. Finally, with a variety of wants on offense I feel they handle the QB place elsewhere and add a weapon for whoever that finally ends up being.
Tim: Juan Thornhill – S, Virginia
The Redskins might use extra depth within the secondary. Right here’s a strong choice. It’s additionally recognized they want extra weapons on offense they usually probably draft a QB as a result of nobody is aware of if Alex Smith can play soccer once more.
16) Carolina Panthers
Spencer: Jachai Well mannered – Edge, Florida
Carolina has a handful of wants, notably on protection. Well mannered is probably a top-10 expertise and has fallen into their lap at this level. With Julius Peppers set to hit free company, drafting Well mannered is a no brainer.
Tim: Jonah Williams – T, Alabama
This can be a potential commerce down for a QB-needy workforce once more. Nonetheless, Panthers want to guard Cam Newton extra. Particularly after one other shoulder surgical procedure. The necessity OL assist badly.
17) Cleveland Browns
Spencer: Christian Wilkins – DT, Clemson
Right here it’s, the decide you’ve been ready for Browns followers. Cleveland’s protection ranked within the backside 5 of the league towards the run in 2018. That should change and one of many quickest methods to try this is by including an area consuming defensive deal with like Wilkins. There are instances to be made for going broad receiver or cornerback right here as nicely, however I actually assume they’ll discover their commerce choices for an additional vast receiver. Additionally, as a result of accidents derailed issues within the secondary final season, operating it again with the identical group is one thing to think about.
Tim: Dexter Lawrence – DL, Clemson
The Browns ranked 30th towards the run. They’ll have new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks calling the photographs. They get him extra assist by drafting arguably the third greatest defensive lineman on this draft. The Browns might additionally go secondary, large receiver, or offensive deal with right here as properly.
18) Minnesota Vikings
Spencer: Greg Little – T, Ole Miss
The Vikings overpaid for Kirk Cousins, now they need to do their greatest to salvage their funding by defending him. There’s an argument to be made for a defensive deal with right here however offensive line is the extra urgent want for positive.
Tim: Greg Little – T, Ole Miss
The Vikings and Browns might probably commerce picks and the Browns would decide Greg Little right here. That might give many Browns followers dangerous nightmares of former Browns WR Greg Little. The Vikings are a type of groups who might use assist. However it’s extra about execution on the sector greater than something.
19) Tennessee Titans
Spencer: N’Keal Harris – WR, Arizona State
Harris and Deebo Samuel are in all probability my two favourite vast receivers of this class. Harris might in all probability serve so as to add some muscle (he’s solely 213 kilos) however he has an opportunity to be a stud and the Titans want weapons on offense.
Tim: Jeffery Simmons – DL, Mississippi State
Offense is what the Titans actually need. However including to the protection by no means hurts.
20) Pittsburgh Steelers
Spencer: Byron Murphy – CB, Washington
Artie Burns simply isn’t the participant Pittsburgh thought he’d be. Now, they’re left determined for a cornerback reverse of a quickly to be 30-year-old Joe Haden. Murphy is the man. He’s received shutdown CB written throughout him.
Tim: Josh Jacobs – RB, Alabama
RIP the remainder of AFC North defenses if the Steelers select Jacobs. James Conner is now the primary man carrying the Ball. The Steelers want to pair somebody with Conner. Insert Jacobs. A probably lethal operating again duo for a very long time.
21) Seattle Seahawks
Spencer: Montez Sweat – Edge, Mississippi State
It’s protected to say Seattle stunned individuals by making the playoffs after blowing up their protection forward of the 2018 season. They nonetheless have some holes to fill although, notably needing a stronger edge rusher. Enter Montez Sweat, who tore it up on the Senior Bowl.
Tim: Andre Dillard – T, Washington State
One other school participant will get to remain in the identical state. This time it’s Dillard. Yr after yr, Russell Wilson has been operating round like loopy due to lack of safety. Seattle, it’s time to vary that.
22) Baltimore Ravens
Spencer: Josh Jacobs – RB, Alabama
Lot of instructions the Ravens can go right here. They want an edge rusher, offensive lineman and receivers. I feel Jacobs is an fascinating choice right here although. The Ravens struggled to run the ball this yr and didn’t have a constant go-to man out of the backfield. Jacobs can tackle that position.
Tim: Yodny Cajuste – T, WVU
Ravens might use extra OL assist. Particularly having to guard a QB who will scramble and maintain onto the ball.
23) Houston Texans
Spencer: Cody Ford – G, Oklahoma
No one was sacked greater than DeShaun Watson in 2018. The Texans gotta bolster the O-line they usually do with the most effective offensive lineman obtainable in Ford.
Tim: Cody Ford – G, Oklahoma
There aren’t many holes for the Texans to fill. Grabbing a guard or buying and selling down is the transfer right here.
24) Oakland Raiders (From Chicago)
Spencer: A.J. Brown – WR, Ole Miss
Decide two of three for the Raiders right here with this one coming by way of the Bears as a part of the Khalil Mack deal. Having already gone protection together with his first decide, Jon Gruden provides a weapon for Derek Carr this time round in Brown, the perfect receiver nonetheless obtainable. Sensible transfer with the receiver needy Colts looming.
Tim: Devin Bush – LB, Michigan
Bush isn’t as polished as Devin White. However he shall be labeled as making an attempt exchange Mack.
25) Philadelphia Eagles
Spencer: Deionte Thompson – S, Alabama
Greatest participant obtainable at this level and a participant who can rework the Eagles secondary.
Tim: Byron Murphy – CB, Washington
The Eagles have been with out their beginning quarterback on the finish of the season. Wentz was by no means really 100% wholesome this season. However the greater drawback was lack of depth at nook. Nicely, right here’s an excellent match. Murphy is athletic, velocity, and reliable.
26) Indianapolis Colts
Spencer: Dre’Mont Jones – DT, Ohio State
With a boatload of cap area, Indianapolis goes to be very a lot in on the Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell sweepstakes. In the event that they land one or (miraculously) each of them the transfer right here is protection. I’m banking on them touchdown one of many two (almost definitely Bell) which suggests they’ll flip their consideration in the direction of the defensive aspect of the ball with this decide.
Tim: A.J. Brown – WR, Ole Miss
The Colts are distant. They might use depth on the secondary, linebacker, and large receiver. Brown can be a superb match for the Colts. Giving Andrew Lucks as many weapons as attainable might maximize his full potential.
27) Oakland Raiders (From Dallas)
Spencer: Devin Bush – LB, Michigan
The Raiders go protection with two of their three first-round picks. They want it too.
Tim: Jaylon Ferguson – Edge, Louisiana Tech)
First off, it’s exhausting for me to see the Raiders maintain all three first spherical picks. Second, it’s exhausting for me to see them draft three defensive gamers. Sure, they need assistance badly on that aspect of the ball. The Raiders want so as to add extra weapons round Derek Carr whereas he’s nonetheless a Raider.
28) Los Angeles Chargers
Spencer: Noah Fant – TE Iowa
There are in all probability bigger wants than tight finish for the Chargers however one other weapon for Phillip Rivers can’t harm, particularly now that Antonio Gates is now 38.
Tim: Drew Lock – QB, Missouri
You recognize what, I don’t thoughts this for the Chargers. They don’t have many holes to fill aside from performing higher towards Tom Brady. Creating Drew Lock behind a future corridor of famer is sensible. Who is aware of how for much longer Phillip Rivers has. This is sensible.
29) Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Spencer: Deandre Baker – CB Georgia
It’s protection, protection, protection for the Chiefs. Cornerback is a serious want they usually get an excellent one in Baker.
Tim: Trayvon Mullen – CB, Clemson
Mullen balled out towards the Alabama. The Chiefs couldn’t even cease a slant in extra time towards the Patriots. So sure, they might actually use some assist in the secondary.
30) Inexperienced Bay Packers (From New Orleans)
Spencer: T.J. Hockenson – TE, Iowa
TWO Iowa tight ends off the board in spherical one? Beautiful. Hockenson is the kind of goal Aaron Rodgers goals about having. At 6-foot-5, 250, he and Rodgers will develop fairly the connection.
Tim: Deionte Thompson – S, Alabama
I’m unsure Inexperienced Bay is the place he finally ends up. I additionally don’t assume the Packers go all protection within the first spherical. Once more, encompass Rodgers with as many weapons as attainable.
31) New England Patriots
Spencer: Brian Burns – DE, Florida State
Are the Patriots going to pay to retain Trey Flowers? If not, they’ll have to spend money on their pass-rush.
Tim: Daniel Jones – QB, Duke
Let me be clear, I don’t assume Jones falls this yr. Nor do I feel the Patriots take him. Although it shouldn’t shock anybody in the event that they did. Just like the chargers, Jones would picked to develop behind Brady as a future alternative. Though, Brady simply stated he plans to play till he’s 45. He’s at present 41.
32) Los Angeles Rams
Spencer: Dexter Lawrence – DT, Clemson
That is the case of greatest participant obtainable right here however it’s a want for the Rams as properly, notably with Ndamukong Suh set to hit the market and Dante Fowler. Los Angeles will need to resolidify that defensive position. There’s an apparent want at CB too with quite a lot of defensive backs set to enter free company.
Tim: DeAndre Baker – CB, Georgia
The Rams might undoubtedly use extra assist in the secondary. Right here’s the right match. Baker is athletic, quick, sensible, and performs onerous. He’s received a swagger to him that you simply don’t all the time discover.
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