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MOCK DRAFT The First Round

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Here's how The MMQB's ALBERT BREER sees Round 1 of the NFL draft

1 BROWNS

JOSH ALLEN

QUARTERBACK

WYOMING

GM John Dorsey likes Sam Darnold's makeup—but he likes Allen's arm even more.

2 GIANTS

SAQUON BARKLEY

RUNNING BACK

PENN STATE

New York could get a QB here, but Barkley's upside may be too high for the Giants to pass up.

3 JETS (FROM COLTS)

SAM DARNOLD

QUARTERBACK

USC

Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield are in play, but in the end the Jets will go with the safest bet.

4 BROWNS

BRADLEY CHUBB

DEFENSIVE END

N.C. STATE

Cleveland gets a potentially great rusher as well as someone to make Myles Garrett better.

5 BRONCOS

BAKER MAYFIELD

QUARTERBACK

OKLAHOMA

Denzel Ward, Quenton Nelson and a trade are all in play. But word is Gary Kubiak loves Mayfield.

6 COLTS (FROM JETS)

ROQUAN SMITH

LINEBACKER

GEORGIA

Chubb being off the board at this pick makes the call here easy for GM Chris Ballard.

7 BUCCANEERS

MINKAH FITZPATRICK

DEFENSIVE BACK

ALABAMA

The other high impact DB, Derwin James, has big upside, but Fitzpatrick is the surer thing.

8 BEARS

QUENTON NELSON

GUARD

NOTRE DAME

The line needs help, and OL coach Harry Hiestand coached Nelson in South Bend.

9 BILLS (FROM 49ERS)

JOSH ROSEN

QUARTERBACK

UCLA

GM Brandon Beane is looking to deal up. This one won't require giving up both his No. 1s.

10 RAIDERS

MARCUS DAVENPORT

DEFENSIVE END

UTSA

Smith's falling this low is a long shot. Oakland has done its homework on Davenport.

11 DOLPHINS

VITEA VEA

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

WASHINGTON

Drumbeat in Miami on Mayfield is persisting. But Vea is pretty good too.

12 49ERS (FROM BILLS)

TREMAINE EDMUNDS

LINEBACKER

VIRGINIA TECH

GM John Lynch gets a talented player who he might've taken at No. 9.

13 REDSKINS

DENZEL WARD

CORNERBACK

OHIO STATE

Lots of teams in the top 10 really like Ward, and he could replace Kendall Fuller in Washington.

14 PACKERS

MIKE HUGHES

CORNERBACK

CENTRAL FLORIDA

Corner is a priority for Green Bay; D-coordinator Mike Pettine covets man-cover guys.

15 CARDINALS

MIKE MCGLINCHEY

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

NOTRE DAME

If Arizona can't get a QB, the team needs to protect injury-prone Sam Bradford.

16 RAVENS

LAMAR JACKSON

QUARTERBACK

LOUISVILLE

Quarterback Joe Flacco is 33 years old, with a bad back. Time to look to the future.

17 CHARGERS

DERWIN JAMES

SAFETY

FLORIDA STATE

D-coordinator Gus Bradley gets a Kam Chancellor clone, hoping James's knee is healed.

18 SEAHAWKS

JOSH JACKSON

CORNERBACK

IOWA

His testing scores weren't off the charts, but he's a fantastic fit on Pete Carroll's defense.

19 COWBOYS

CALVIN RIDLEY

WIDE RECEIVER

ALABAMA

Ridley gives the Cowboys a receiver who is ready to step in now for departed Dez Bryant.

20 LIONS

DA'RON PAYNE

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

ALABAMA

New head coach Matt Patricia will show what he's looking for in a player with this pick.

21 BENGALS

HAROLD LANDRY

DEFENSIVE END

BOSTON COLLEGE

Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins are getting older, so Cincy needs help up front.

22 BILLS

JAMES DANIELS

CENTER-GUARD

IOWA

Buffalo gets a guy who could be a 10-year cornerstone at one of two positions of need.

23 PATRIOTS (FROM RAMS)

KOLTON MILLER

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

UCLA

Miller's stock is rising, and New England, taking no chances, will get a steal.

24 PANTHERS

WILL HERNANDEZ

OFFENSIVE GUARD

UTEP

Carolina needs helps on the line; Hernandez can slide into Andrew Norwell's spot.

25 TITANS

RASHAAN EVANS

LINEBACKER

ALABAMA

Evans's versatility is what coach Mike Vrabel wants in his front-seven players.

26 FALCONS

TAVEN BRYAN

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

FLORIDA

After losing Dontari Poe, coach Dan Quinn is even more intent on building depth.

27 SAINTS

JAIRE ALEXANDER

CORNERBACK

LOUISVILLE

Saints could go a bunch of different ways. Alexander would pair well with Marshon Lattimore.

28 STEELERS

LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH

LINEBACKER

BOISE STATE

Ryan Shazier's spinal injury left a big hole, and Vander Esch is the perfect guy to fill it.

29 JAGUARS

COURTLAND SUTTON

WIDE RECEIVER

SMU

Sutton's not a finished product. But his physical traits make him a good get for the Jags.

30 VIKINGS

CONNOR WILLIAMS

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

TEXAS

Vikings need O-line help; Williams might start at guard and evolve into a tackle.

31 PATRIOTS

DALLAS GOEDERT

TIGHT END

S. DAKOTA STATE

At best, the Patriots are now year-to-year with Rob Gronkowski, which makes TE a need.

32 EAGLES

DERRIUS GUICE

RUNNING BACK

LSU

Jay Ajayi is in a contract year, so this is looking a season ahead; a trade is also possible.

Ridley gives the Cowboys a receiver WHO IS READY TO STEP IN NOW for Dez Bryant.