2018 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns own this first-round mock
By Randy Gurzi
5. Denver Broncos: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame, OG
Next up in the 2018 NFL Draft is the Denver Broncos. They could go a couple of ways here, but with the opening at guard they bring in Quenton Nelson. Sure, conventional wisdom says this is too early for a guard, but who cares.
Nelson isn’t your ordinary interior lineman and after Barkley may be the best prospect in the draft. He brings a nastiness to the o-line and will clear holes for whoever winds up starting at running back for the Broncos.
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6. Indianapolis Colts (via New York Jets): Bradley Chubb, NC State, EDGE
The Indianapolis Colts luck out. Defensive end Bradley Chubb is a top-five talent, and they still get him at No. 6 after they dropped down in the deal with the Jets. New York had to overpay for the move, which means the Colts could build a great team if they hit home runs like this.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, S
One guy often mocked to the Browns at No. 4 was Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick. That winds up not being the case now as they picked up Damarious Randall who will play safety for them. As for Fitzpatrick, he slides to the seventh spot and gives the Bucs a great option to patrol the back end of their secondary.
8. Chicago Bears: Derwin James, Florida State, S
A safety followed by a safety here as the Bears get the athletic freak Derwin James out of Florida State. He’s great in all areas of the game and will be an instant impact player.