NFL mock draft, version 8.0: Familiar name back on top

Nov 17, 2012; Charleston, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) carries the ball while being defended by NC State Wolfpack safety Earl Wolff (27) during the first quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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(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 of picks. For a bonus feature, we will also list who the Browns might take in the second round, 35th overall.)

In the home stretch with just two weeks to go from today, there still will be changes, but here’s how we see it now.

WR Sammy Watkins is back on track for the Browns pick as he is the best available playmaker. We have QB Teddy Bridgewater back on the radar again with the second first-round pick. Again, they might have to trade up to get him. We have the Browns adding a cornerback at the top of the second round.

This is our eighth installment of our 10-week Mock Draft with the final taking place on the first day of the draft.

1. TEXANS–Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

2. RAMS– Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

3. JAGUARS–Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

4. BROWNS–SAMMY WATKINS–With the Rams back taking Robinson, Watkins is back on the Browns radar. Pairing him up with Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon and giving the Browns more offensive weapons for whomever is the QB just makes too much sense.

5. RAIDERS–Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

6.FALCONS– Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

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7. BUCCANEERS– Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

8. VIKINGS– Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

9. BILLS– Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

10.LIONS–Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

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–Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahomas St.

16. COWBOYS–Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

17. RAVENS– Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame

18, JETS–Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

19. DOLPHINS–C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

20. CARDINALS– Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville

21. PACKERS–Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio St.

22. EAGLES–Bradley Roby, CB Ohio St.

23. CHIEFS–Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.

25. CHARGERS– Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

26. BROWNS–TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, QB, LOUISVILLE–If the Vikings take Manziel, the Browns could have their choice of Bridgewater or QB Derek Carr.

27. SAINTS– Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise St.

28. PANTHERS–Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

29. PATRIOTS–Dee Ford, DE, Auburn

30. 49ERS–Marqise Lee, WR, USC

31. BRONCOS–Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

32. SEAHAWKS– Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA


35. BROWNS–Darqueze Dennard, CBs, Michigan St.–Browns able to address a glaring need with a starting caliber cornerback.


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