Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Talk growing of Cleveland Browns, Baker Mayfield union

"If we draft this player, this is our plan and how we'll do it".

Baker Mayfield "definitely" has been a part of the Cleveland Browns' considerations with the No. 1 draft pick, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and the former Oklahoma quarterback can not be ruled out as a possibility for the top overall selection Thursday night. And don't forget to print off your own blank version so you can partake in the Mock Draft Contest for the title of true NFL Draft Guru.

A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Is Tyrod the long-term option? The premier quarterbacks will most likely be taken by the time the Bills are on the clock, leaving a few sufficient arms to choose from. A select group of lucky Tritons or Trojans fans (or perhaps Browns, or Giants, or Jets, depending on where he lands) will get to admire Bobblehead Darnold, the "hometown hero" as the box calls him, as he begins his career.

Darnold is the most talented passer in this year's class and could even push Taylor for playing time this season.

Sweat played nearly every game his three years at FSU and consistently got better each season.

One reason the Bills have been somewhat conservative in free-agent spending this year is they didn't have the cap space this year to pursue high-end free agents. Well, new head coach Pat Shurmur believes Eli has multiple years left as a starting National Football League quarterback. He also sees a silver lining in his torn ACL before his senior season, when he had to sit out spring ball.

- Jared Goff, quarterback, Cal (2016 first round, No. 1 overall): Goff took over as the starter midway through the 2016 season and struggled with a poor offensive line and poor receivers, but took a major step forward in 2017 when he passed for 3,804 yards and 28 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl, initially as an alternate. They've addressed some holes already: New England traded for WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson, CB Jason McCourty and DT Danny Shelton, while signing veteran DE Adrian Clayborn and RB Jeremy Hill. What you want to figure out is what flaws you're most willing to deal with. Barkley will elevate Big Blue's offense and become the face of their franchise for the next decade.

OUTLOOK: Giants haven't had pick this high since taking Philip Rivers with No. 4 overall choice in 2004 and then packaging him and draft picks to San Diego for Manning.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; QB Sam Darnold, USC; QB Josh Allen, Wyoming.

Although Rosen has been the pick in my previous mock drafts, I also believe that Mayfield will be the pick.

If Barkley does fall to No. 10 overall, the Raiders would be wise to pick him up.

Chubb is the top defensive prospect in this year's class and was heralded as "Khalil Mack and Von Miller put together" by none other than Von Miller himself. They need players to be consistent and that is what Hurst brings to the table.

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