ESPN's Mel Kiper Explains Who Patriots Could Pick In 2018 NFL Draft

And yet another mock draft, by Ryan Wilson of, has the Dolphins selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. There is an opportunity in front of the franchise to possibly take their quarterback of the future that will eventually follow in the footsteps of Eli Manning, but Davis Webb isn't feeling it. He could also envision the Browns taking Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 1 overall and then Allen at No. 4.

In his mock draft 2.0 on Wednesday, he didn't waver from his bold choice of Allen to the Browns with the top pick in his inaugural mock draft on January 18th.

With the NFL Scouting Combine drawing nearer, there should be a clearer picture in the coming weeks of what the Giants plan to do at second overall.

How does Kiper reconcile giving Allen a relative pass on his completion percentage while giving former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson of Louisville no consideration in the first round?

Jackson, at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, has ideal size, length and aggression for the 49ers' Cover-3 scheme.

Darnold, to me, is one of the gutsiest quarterbacks in the draft.

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The Bills might need to hurry though, as the San Francisco 49ers seemingly has the same idea about picking someone from the top 10 drafts. He didn't have many of those, if any.

Kiper seems to think there's more value at pass rusher on Day 2 with players like Sam Hubbard (Ohio State), Rasheem Green (USC), Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State), Jalyn Holmes (Ohio State) and Chad Thomas (Miami). "It's not going to allow for a completion percentage of 65 percent". "Carlton Davis has the length out of Auburn".

With Saquon Barkley off the board, Cleveland can fill a huge need at cornerback with the pick it acquired in the Texans' trade up for Deshaun Watson past year.

The Aztecs have had only three running backs go in the top two rounds - Marshall Faulk in the first round to Indianapolis in 1994, David "Deacon" Turner in the second round to Cincinnati in 1977 and Don Shy in the second round to Pittsburgh in 1967. "He could play inside or outside linebacker in the Bears' 3-4, and it's that versatility and athleticism that has scouts drooling".

"That would be a risky move", Kiper said of a Colts trade-out.

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