Mock draft 6.0: Moves might cause some changes
(Fox Sports Ohio’s Fred Greetham will do a mock draft every Thursday up until the draft takes place May 8. We will take a stab at prognosticating the entire first round. For a bonus feature, we will also list who the Browns might take in the second-round, 35th overall)
With a little less than a month to go before the draft takes place, much will change, but here’s how we see it now. With most of free agency already having taking place, some of the needs of the teams have changed.
We still have the Browns taking WR Sammy Watkins but they signed Nate Burleson this week. This might not change the strategy, but it could. We have QB Derek Carr as their second pick in the first round, although they might have to trade up to get him. We have the Browns adding a cornerback at the top of the second round.
As the deadline for this week’s edition falls, there has been no definition whether Alex Mack will return or leave via free agency if the Browns decide not to match a reported offer from the Jaguars.
This is our sixth installment of our 10-week mock drafts.
1. TEXANS — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. RAMS — Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3. JAGUARS — Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
4. BROWNS — SAMMY WATKINS, WR, Clemson–For the sixth week in a row, we still have the Browns adding the best play making WR opposite of Josh Gordon to give them immediate game breaking weapons.
5. RAIDERS — Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A & M
6.FALCONS — Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
7. BUCCANEERS — Mike Evans, WR, Texas A & M
8. VIKINGS — Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
9. BILLS — Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A & M
10.LIONS — Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St.
11.TITANS — Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
12. GIANTS — Taylor Lewan, Ot, Michigan
13. RAMS — Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
14. BEARS — Timmy Jernigan, NT, Florida State
15. STEELERS — Darqueze Dennard, CB
16. COWBOYS — Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
17. RAVENS — Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
18, JETS — Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
19. DOLPHINS — Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
20. CARDINALS — Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
21. PACKERS — Eric Ebron,, TE, North Carolina
22. EAGLES –Bradley Roby, CB Ohio St.
23. CHIEFS — Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.
24. BENGALS — Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
25. CHARGERS — Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
26. BROWNS — DEREK CARR, QB, FRESNO ST.–If Carr gets past the Raiders and Vikings, the Browns will likely target him but might have to trade up to get him.
27. SAINTS — Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio St.
28. PANTHERS — Marqise Lee, WR, USC
29. PATRIOTS — C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
30. 49ERS — Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.
31. BRONCOS — Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
32. SEAHAWKS — Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Fla. St.
35. BROWNS — JASON VERRETT, CB, TCU–Browns able to address a glaring need with a starting caliber cornerback.
BROWNS Sleeper pick at 35. — XAVIER SU’A-FILO, OG, UCLA
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