NFL Fans in NZ Mock Draft 2

by JamesTaylor

A few changes made from my initial Mock Draft.

1. Browns: Sam Darnold QB USC

Some experts have the Cleveland Browns taking Saquon Barkley at #1 and taking whichever QB New York doesn't take with their #4 pick. Huuuuuge risk. If Cleveland don't take a QB here, they open the door for Indianapolis to get on the phone to Denver or New York Jets (who both desperately need a QB) and may end up with no QB at all. I believe they will be too scared to miss out on another potential stud QB (see Carson Wentz & DeShaun Watson) so I'm pretty confident they'll go QB with the #1 overall pick. Which QB they take is something I am not as confident about and it wouldn't shock me to see them get sucked into the hype and take Baker Mayfield at #1 in what would be the Brownsiest pick ever. I'll go with them taking Sam Darnold over Josh Rosen who's the bigger QB seemingly better suited to tough AFC North style football.

2. Giants: Josh Rosen QB UCLA

Many experts are thinking New York go OT here and that wouldn't be the worst idea for a new GM, Dave Gettleman. It would be a nice, safe pick and Gettleman (and his new HC, Pat Shurmur) wouldn't have to deal with the awkward veteran/rookie takeover talk in their first season in charge. But that time will have to come eventually and I am out on Eli Manning, have been for a fair few years now actually. Ereck Flowers actually improved a LOT last season so take Rosen and let him learn off the veteran for a season or 2.

3. Colts: Bradley Chubb DE NC State

I seriously considered Saquon Barkley here at #3 as he has been my favourite college player this season, taking that illustrious title from Christian McCaffrey and running with it. But the Colts glaring weaknesses on all 3 levels of defense was too hard to ignore so I've taken arguably the best defensive player in the draft in Bradley Chubb. You can never have too many players that can pressure the QB and Chubb would be an instant upgrade for that Indianapolis front, in turn helping out every other aspect of their defence. I just feel that Chubb (over everyone Indy currently has in the trenches) is a greater upgrade than Barkley (over Gore/Mack).

4. Browns: Saquon Barkley RB Penn State

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