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Nick’s Picks: 2018 NFL Draft 4.0

In the 4.0 version of Nick’s Picks, we assess prospects with now having more information on them. As the NFL Combine comes up shortly, we’ll get to see the athletic talents these prospects have. Once the Combine happens, we’ll see how these prospects’ change in rankings. For now, we’ll keep into consideration how prospects are ranked.

  1. CLE: Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. NYG: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. IND: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. CLE (HOU): Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  5. DEN: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  6. NYJ: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  7. TB: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  8. CHI: Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
  9. SF: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. OAK: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  11. MIA: Derwin James, S, Florida State
  12. CIN: Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  13. WAS: Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
  14. GB: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  15. AZ: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  16. BAL: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  17. LAC: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  18. SEA: Brian O’Neil, OT, Pittsburgh
  19. DAL: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  20. DET: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. BUF: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  22. BUF(KC): James Daniels, C, Iowa
  23. LAR: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  24. CAR: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  25. TEN: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  26. ATL: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
  27. NO: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  28. PIT: Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  29. JAX: Billy Price, G, Ohio State
  30. MIN: Arden Key, DE, LSU
  31. NE: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  32. PHI: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

Biggest Takeaways:

Courtland Sutton becomes the sixth overall pick. What? Well, it could happen. I think the Jets are in the same position the Titans were in last season with their receiving corps, where they needed talent and they had the draft pick to do it. Sutton could become a great compliment to recently acquired Jermaine Kearse. Imagine if Kirk Cousins goes to the Jets? They could become a sleeper team for the playoffs.

SMU WR Courtland Sutton.

The 49ers find their lockdown corner in Denzel Ward. San Francisco is really looking like everything is going in their direction. However, their secondary is relatively weak and they need a playmaker in Denzel Ward to shutdown the NFC’s top receivers. Ohio State CB Denzel Ward.

Joshua Jackson heads to the nation’s capital. Some may think that there isn’t a need at corner for Washington, but they are set to ship off Kendall Fuller to Kansas City and Bashaud Breeland may leave in free agency. Jackson could pair up with Josh Norman to make a great tandem.

Image result for joshua jackson iowa

Baker Mayfield slips to the Chargers. Some think Mayfield will be a top 10 pick, but I expect him to have a Johnny Manziel-esque slip in the draft. His off-the-field issues may not be a huge factor for some, but since the QB is the face of the franchise, some will be turned off by him. Plus, the loud-mouth that is Philip Rivers would be a good mentor for Mayfield.

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield.

Lamar Jackson becomes a Buffalo Bill. I think that the Bills will trade up to nab Jackson earlier in the draft, but since I don’t want to predict trades, I have him slipping to the Bills at 21. He’s a more polished version of Tyrod Taylor, and he could be a great pairing with Lesean McCoy.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.

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