Pick No. 1 – Cleveland Browns
Sean Hass, QB, Auburn
The Browns will lead off their haul of first round picks by taking the best player available in the draft and one that has future HoF potential. Sean Hass ticks all the boxes for a QB – huge cannon of an arm and great accuracy but with those Hass also bring an unexpected mobility, with scrambling potential similar to Alex Smith.
Pick No. 2 – Philadelphia Eagles
Dametric McIntosh, CB, Penn State
The Eagles paper thin roster desperately needs a boost in the secondary and McIntosh out of Penn State will provide that. The agile McIntosh displayed impressive vert jump performance at the combine and has shown the ability to match up man for man with the very best receivers in the college game.
Pick No. 3 – Cincinnati Bengals
Tommy Eaton, RE, Florida
The Bengals need help on the defensive side of the ball and will pick RE Tommy Eaton from Florida. Eaton could easily transition to OLB depending on system and will offer a devastating speed rush in a division filled with passing teams.
Pick No. 4 – Arizona Cardinals
Rashawn Johnston, LOLB, Florida State
The Cardinals will use their first top ten pick on Rashawn Johnston out of Florida State. A hard hitting, agile pass rusher, Johnston will add a real threat to the Cardinals front 7.
Pick No. 5 – Washington Redskins
Jameson Nicholas, LT, Oregon
The first lineman off the board will be Jameson Nicholas. Nicholas is a great pass protector who will likely slot in at LG for the last years of Trent Williams’ career. Aaron Harden has been under siege so far in his time with the Redskins and Nicholas will be the first step in rectifying that.
Pick No. 6 – Minnesota Vikings
Stanley Blackman, WR, Tennessee
The Vikings will aid their skilled but lacking in top end speed receiving core by selecting Stanley Blackman out of Tennessee. Blackman ripped up the combine but also showed great hands in pulling in a number of great catches in college.
Pick No. 7 – Arizona Cardinals
Jackson Mace, LT, Alabama
The Cards will beef up protection for young QB Russell Rubb by taking combine beast Jackson Mace from Alabama. Mace looks like an instant starter at LT.
Pick No. 8 – Cleveland Browns
Wisler Dye, ROLB, USC
The Browns will continue their rookie reserve destroying first round by selecting Wisler Dye, the young ROLB from USC. Dye projects as an elite run stuffing outside linebacker who will also offer a pass rushing threat.
Pick No. 9 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sean Hamlin, QB, Oregon
The Buccs will take the second QB named Sean off the board at #9. The tall Hamlin is more of a typical pocket passer and broke several records at Oregon this year with his strong arm.
Pick No. 10 – Indianapolis Colts
Brennan McCloud, QB, Wisconsin
The Colts will fill a desperate need with QB Brennan McCloud from Wisconsin. McCloud is another pass first QB with surprising mobility who is likely to be taken over the more mobile signal caller options also available in this spot.