O/A Rank Top-10 QBs
1 Sam Darnold
4 Josh Rosen
5 Josh Allen
11 Baker Mayfield
18 Lamar Jackson
41 Mason Rudolph
83 Mike White
113 Luke Falk
127 Kyle Lauletta
137 Chase Litton
150 Riley Ferguson
213 Kurt Benkert
219 Tanner Lee
233 Logan Woodside
279 Alex McGough
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1 Cleveland
Baker Mayfield
    Oklahoma
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210



Every time I think Cleveland can't out-Brown themselves, they do prove me wrong. Incredible how often that tends to involve a quarterback. It isn't that I don't think Mayfield can succeed in the NFL. I am just not betting on it over Sam Darnold. Mayfield's pathological need for attention isn't making me feel very confident with egos like Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon on that team. I don't like it, but I am willing to admit I was wrong when he proves it. Wish I could be more optimistic but that's the best I've got. ~ Austin Smith

Grade: D


2 NY Giants
Saquon Barkley
    Penn State
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
223



Here at DraftTek as "Giants' GM", I have been banging the drum for Saquon Barkley at number two overall for months. New Giants' GM Dave Gettleman obviously agreed and selected what NYG viewed as the BPA in the entire draft in RB Saquon Barkley out of Penn State. Barkley makes the 2018 Giants an instant contender under new Head Coach Pat Shurmur, who inherited future-HOF QB Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr,. Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard on offense. The selection of Barkley is a BOOM now pick that pays instant dividends. The sky is the limit for Barkley in New York.

Grade: A


3 NY Jets
Sam Darnold
    USC
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



Mike Maccagnan must be thinking this draft thing is easy. He seems to have the 'Luck of the Irish' when it comes to great prospects falling into his lap. Yet again this year, the Jets end up with the Top Prospect on our Big Board, USC QB Sam Darnold. With previous Rd 1 picks, Leonard Williams and Jamal Adams, already looking like they will have great careers in the NFL, fans will hope for the similar results from Darnold. Darnold will draw some obvious comparisons with the last RD1 QB the Jets drafted, Mark Sanchez, but apart from the USC-Jets connection, the differences between both prospects are night and day. Darnold has thrown for 7,229 Yds and 57 TD's over his last 2 seasons. He has some handling issues to clean up but with a Trio of Darnold, Bridgewater, and future QB coach in the making, Josh McCown on the roster, the future looks very bright for Jet fans. - Rich Tinley

Grade: A+


4 Cleveland
Denzel Ward
    Ohio State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
183



I was going to use this space to keep complaining about the Baker Mayfield but then this happened. Are you kidding me? This has got to be the most bizarre form of evaluating talent that I have ever seen. They took two players that were not valued in the top 5, in the top 5! Are they spinning a wheel in that Draft Room. What is going on? This is beyond my ability to explain. I get the need but the value is awful. I am getting flashbacks of Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert. ~Austin Smith

Grade: D


5 Denver
Bradley Chubb
    NC State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
269



The Browns are officially making other teams better with their draft strategy. I had the Broncos giving their best sales pitch to the Giants so they could make this happen, but coming up short. Turns out all they had to do was sit back and let Cleveland do what Cleveland does. Thank you from Mile High. I'd say we should send the Browns something that Colorado is famous for, but apparently they've already got plenty. The top pass-rush duo is back in Denver. ~Austin Smith

Grade: A


6 Indianapolis
Quenton Nelson
    Notre Dame
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
325



This was my pick (along with Bradley Chubb) for many weeks...until this past week. GM Chris Ballard had stated that he wanted a "Premium Player" that will cause opponents to game-plan against, and I actually thought an OG wouldn't fall into that category. Nevertheless, this is a superb addition for Indy and I could hear Andrew Luck screaming happily all the way from Indianapolis. This is a plug-n-play selection that should give Indy interior OL stabilization for years to come. A+ pick for the Colts. - Rick McGlothlin

Grade: A+


7 Buffalo
Josh Allen
    Wyoming
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



Josh Allen is a polarizing player.On the one hand, his Mockdraftable comps are Luck and Wentz. On the other hand, Allen has the greatest chance of being a bust --of 38 QBs, only Brock Osweiler was a success in this stat. We'll have to trust in the braintrust knows. Oh, and some film analysis by every Bills fan between now and training camp. Here's the best positive scouting report I've read. Didn't need to trade up. - Dean Kindig

Grade: C


8 Chicago
Roquan Smith
    Georgia
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225



If Da Bears know how to make use of one thing on a football field, it's an athletic linebacker. From Butkus to Singletary to Urlacher, Bears LB is as historic as any team-spot combo in NFL history. So it's no surprise that they add Roquan Smith, an athletic beast from Georgia, who comes in ready to excel. Dubbed "the prototypical linebacker for today's NFL" by Pro Football Focus, Smith has the deluxe package of size, speed, and instincts. He stood out against the elite competition of the College Football Playoffs and moves the Bears' rebuild forward by a big step.

Grade: A




9 San Francisco
Mike McGlinchey
    Notre Dame
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
309



The 49ers haven't used a first round pick on an offensive player since 2012, when they took AJ Jenkins and haven't taken an offensive lineman in the first since 2010 when the landed Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati. In other words, it's about time. While there was still a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball, including my guy, Minkah Fitzpatrick it's hard to argue with this pick. There are rumors the team is looking to move on from RT Trent Brown before his contract expires at the end of the 2018 season and stalwart LT Joe Staley is 33, though he continues to show no intentions of playing like it. Mike McGlinchey is hands down the best tackle in albeit a weak class for the position, but coming out of Notre Dame he is technically sound and a punisher in the run game, which Shanahan absolutely loves. He's a plug and play at RT with some potential to develop into a LT, though there are some athletic limitations there. If the Niners do end up keeping Brown, McGlinchey could kick inside to guard for a year. Anyway you look at it Jimmy G is sleeping easy tonight knowing McGlinchey will be wearing red and gold.

Grade: B+


10 Arizona
Josh Rosen
    UCLA
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
210



After years of watching QBs come off the board right in front of their slot, the Cardinals get aggressive and move up to grab one of the last elite QB prospects available in Josh Rosen. Rosen has experience under center, exceptional footwork, and beautiful mechanics. Giving Rosen a redshirt season to work on his strength and anticipation throws is going to set the Cardinals up for long-term success. After adding Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon in Free Agency, GM Steve Keim completes a total renovation of the QB room with Rosen. I love the move up and I love the pick. -James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst

Grade: A


11 Miami
Minkah Fitzpatrick
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
204



Miami adds another Safety, but with Fitzpatrick they more importantly gets a leader and quasi-coach that can keep the defensive unit on point. Having played both CB and S for the Crimson Tide at times, he could really be utilized all over the back of the defense - including at LB. Slipping down to the Dolphins made it nearly impossible for Miami to resist and will surely be rewarded with an extremely versatile, top-tier starter.

Grade: A


12 Tampa Bay
Vita Vea
    Washington
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
347



This is a pick that our Bucs' analyst has eyed thoughout the draft process and it makes complete sense. Jason Licht is putting on a clinic in "Drafting 101" with this pick. Trade back, add picks, and still pick the apple of your eye after the trade down ... unreal! Vita Vea next to Gerald McCoy in the middle of that Bucs' defensive line should strike fear in the hearts of any offensive line. With the added picks, the Bucs can still address other areas of need and build a roster capable of contending the competitive NFC South for years to come. Grade: A+


13 Washington
Da'Ron Payne
    Alabama
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
311



This is a good-not great-pick. Payne is an elite run-stopper that will improve the 32nd-ranked run defense in 2017. Payne has pass-rushing upside, and the Redskins have loved him since before the Combine. If anyone can get the most out of Payne, it's Jim Tomsula, who reportedly has been begging the front-office to draft the Alabama defensive lineman. Payne will join Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson as young Alabama players on the Redskins' defense. DJ Swearinger will get his wish, as the DL is strengthened in the First Round instead of the Redskins using their first pick on a DB. Why is this a 'good-not great-pick?' The Saints just traded up, in what promises to be a huge haul for the Packers, to get Marcus Davenport. I would've rather had the Redskins trade down and draft an interior defensive lineman later in the draft, but Payne is a great pick if a trade-down wasn't available.

-Kennedy Paynter, Redskins Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

Grade: B


14 New Orleans
Marcus Davenport
    UTSA
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
250



Quite the surprise pick for Who Dats, who probably were expecting a TE or WR from the Sean Payton school of offensive firepower. Lining him up opposite of Cam Jordan will likely open things up for the Saints' defense and stop Jordan with constantly fighting through double-teams. Davenport has an extremely high ceiling and loads of potential. Plenty of frame to grow into, he's already freakishly big and still does well against the run. He's shown he has some pass rush moves (Rip, Long Arm, and Bull) and those will only get better with some NFL-level coaching and polishing. His length, hand strength, and quickness will give the opposing OL headaches once he becomes comfortable in the League.

Grade: A


15 Oakland
Kolton Miller
    UCLA
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'9"
Weight:
309



I cannot begin to express my anger at Gruden, Cable, and company right now. With elite athletes like Derwin James and Tremaine Edmunds on the board, the Oakland Raiders opted for a prospect that struggled throughout his career, lacks bend, and leaves little confidence that he can solve any problems long-term at tackle. I don't see Miller starting this year at RT, and he could really struggle as a LT of the future. Rather than getting an impact defender, Chucky opted for a mediocre-at-best OT. If I'm looking for a bright side, the Raiders did attempt to address their biggest position of need, Miller does have good length and solid potential, and, by trading down, they did pick up two additional selections (thought it was not a good value deal).

Grade: D-


16 Buffalo
Tremaine Edmunds
    Virginia Tech
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
64"
Weight:
253



Tremaine Edmunds was considered by many to be a top-10 talent. He may have slipped because he doesn't have a defined position...exactly what makes him appealing to the Bills. Edmunds is a versatile linebacker who has the size and sideline-to-sideline speed to cast a wide playmaking net. The son of a two-time Pro-Bowl TE, Ferrell Edmunds, he was a finalist for the Butkus Award after leading the Hokies with 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Only 19 years old, Edmunds "might have the highest ceiling of any defender in this draft," according to USA Today. Milano and Edmunds can flip a coin to see who plays ILB. Heck of a pick. - Dean Kindig

Grade: A+

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Buffalo gets Kansas City R1 Pick (2017 Draft trade)
Cleveland gets Houston R1 Pick (2017 Draft trade)
Buffalo and Cincinnati swap RD1 picks #12 and #21 (Cordy Glenn trade)
NY Jets and Indianapolis swap RD1 picks #3 and #6 (2018 Draft trade)
New England gets LA Rams RD1 pick (Brandin Cooks trade)

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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
2 Saquon Barkley
Penn State
RBF
7 Denzel Ward
Ohio State
CB
21 Joshua Jackson
Iowa
CB
23 Maurice Hurst
Michigan
DL3T
29 D.J. Moore
Maryland
WRF
42 Sam Hubbard
Ohio State
EDGE
55 Mike Gesicki
Penn State
TE
62 James Daniels
Iowa
OC
69 Josey Jewell
Iowa
ILB
72 Billy Price
Ohio State
OG
79 Jerome Baker
Ohio State
ILB
89 Ian Thomas
Indiana
TE
102 Simmie Cobbs Jr.
Indiana
WRF
114 Jalyn Holmes
Ohio State
DL5T
115 Steven Richardson
Minnesota
DL3T
128 Akrum Wadley
Iowa
RBF
129 Nick Nelson
Wisconsin
CB
130 Brendan Mahon
Penn St
OG
135 Michael Hill
Ohio State
DL3T
141 Troy Fumagalli
Wisconsin
TE
144 DaeSean Hamilton
Penn State
WRF
146 Marcus Allen
Penn State
S
147 Mike McCray
Michigan
ILB
153 Ike Boettger
Iowa
OT
156 Tegray Scales
Indiana
ILB
162 Mason Cole
Michigan
OC
167 Justin Jackson
Northwestern
RBC
171 J.C. Jackson
Maryland
CB
179 Kemoko Turay
Rutgers
EDGE
186 Jack Cichy
Wisconsin
ILB
187 Griffin Oakes
Indiana
PK
191 Jamarco Jones
Ohio State
OT
202 Godwin Igwebuike
Northwestern
S
206 Conor Sheehy
Wisconsin
DL5T
219 Tanner Lee
Nebraska
QB
225 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
234 Jason Cabinda
Penn State
ILB
236 Troy Apke
Penn State
S
240 Sebastian Joseph
Rutgers
DL5T
244 Nathan Bazata
Iowa
DL3T
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