2018 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns own this first-round mock
By Randy Gurzi
9. San Francisco 49ers: Denzel Ward, Ohio State, CB
The San Francisco 49ers have had a good offseason. They inked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a new deal and brought in some talent around him on the offensive line. Here they get better on the back end of their defense by landing cornerback Denzel Ward.
10. Oakland Raiders: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, OLB
Unlike their cross-bay rivals, the Oakland Raiders have been awful this offseason. They got a lot older by signing names rather than relevant players. Maybe Tremaine Edmunds can mask some of their shortcomings.
11. Miami Dolphins: Vita Vea, Washington, DT
Out with Ndamukong Suh, in with Vita Vea. The 340-pound Vea is a nose tackle, but can still affect the game by getting after the quarterback. Should be a heck of a player.
12. Buffalo Bills (via the Kansas City Chiefs): Josh Allen, Wyoming, QB
Whether it’s at this spot, or after moving up higher, the Buffalo Bills will get a quarterback in the first round. No way they love A.J. McCarron as much as Hue Jackson does. In comes Wyoming’s Josh Allen.
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13. Washington Redskins: Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR
Remember all the great receivers Kirk Cousins threw to in 2017? Yeah, no one does. They need pass catchers for Alex Smith or their coach will blame him for them being bad. Here they get Courtland Sutton.
14. Green Bay Packers: Roquan Smith, Georgia, ILB
The Green Bay Packers need to bolster the interior play of their defense. They do that big time with Georgia’s Roquan Smith. In play to be the best at his position, but barely edged out by Edmunds.
15. Arizona Cardinals: Joshua Jackson, Iowa, CB
Joshua Jackson gets a ton of turnovers. The Arizona Cardinals are having a ton of turnover. Great fit for one another.
16. Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB
The Baltimore Ravens have to realize that Joe Flacco is no good by now. Right? If so, they draft Lamar Jackson. Then again Ozzie Newsome is still there for another season so he may draft yet another linebacker or something like that.