1. Cleveland Browns (0-6) – Sam Darnold (QB/USC)
Cleveland went with Kevin Hogan this week, but he wasn’t better than DeShone Kizer. Don’t be surprised if the Browns go for a quarterback a year after picking a signal caller in the second round last year. It happened in 2011 when the Panthers took Cam Newton.
2. San Francisco 49ers (0-6) – Josh Rosen (QB/UCLA)
Kirk Cousins is still a possibility, but if the 49ers can’t land him, they will find their franchise quarterback in the draft.
3. New York Giants (1-5) – Trey Adams (OT/Washington)
Saquon Barkley is a possibility here too, but the Giants offensive line is way too much of a liability to ignore. Ereck Flowers won’t have his fifth-year option picked up, so they will need to find a new left tackle.
4. Indianapolis Colts (2-4) – Arden Key (DE/LSU)
I was considering Saquon Barkley here, but the Colts seem to be content with Marlon Mack. Indianapolis needs someone who can get to the quarterback on a consistent basis.
5. Oakland Raiders (2-4) – Saquon Barkley (RB/Penn State)
Marshawn Lynch started off hot, but has fizzled in recent weeks. Regardless, he was never supposed to be anything more than a stop-gap. Now, Oakland can land Barkley to add a quality rushing attack to an already dangerous passing offense.
6. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) – Mike McGlinchey (OT/Notre Dame)
Aside from Russell Okung, the Chargers offensive line has been a mess so far this year. Philip Rivers is in the twilight of his career, so providing a strong offensive line is a paramount need.
7. Chicago Bears (2-4) – Calvin Ridley (WR/Alabama)
Kevin White has never been able to stay on the field and it’s doubtful that the Bears exercise his fifth-year option. Chicago has a running game established, now they need to get weapons for Mitchell Trubisky.
8. Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) – Derwin James (S/Florida State)
Both George Iloka and Shawn Williams have been overwhelmingly average in their careers. An upgrade to the offensive line is needed, but James is the best player available and would be an improvement to the Bengals secondary.
9. Buccaneers (2-3) – Connor Williams (OT/Texas)
Donovan Smith is still struggling at left tackle for the Buccaneers. It’s time for them to find his replacement.
10. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) – Equanimeous Brown (WR/Notre Dame)
Dallas needs a better option across from Dez Bryant. Brown would add another wrinkle to an already dangerous offense.
11. Baltimore Ravens (3-3) – James Washington (WR/Oklahoma State)
Mike Wallace is in the final year of his contract, Jeremy Maclin’s deal expires after the 2018 season and Breshad Perriman can’t stay on the field. Baltimore’s running back woes are well documented, but wide receiver is an issue as well.
12. Arizona Cardinals (3-3) Da’Ron Payne (DT/Alabama)
Frostee Rucker has been one of the worst run defenders in the NFL this year. He only signed a one-year deal and it is hard to see Arizona bringing him back.
13. New York Jets (3-3) – Lamar Jackson (QB/Louisville)
Josh McCown was signed to be a stop-gap for the Jets and has performed better than expected so far this year, but not good enough for the team to not consider a quarterback in the opening round of the draft. I don’t trust Jackson’s accuracy, but he has generated a ton of hype and will likely go in the opening round.
14. Cleveland Browns (0-6) – Minkah Fitzpatrick (CB/Alabama)
Jamar Taylor looked impressive last year, but it’s looking more and more like that was a blip on what has been a poor career. Opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating of 143.9 when throwing in Taylor’s direction, only David Amerson has a worst mark.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) – Clayton Thorson (QB/Northwestern)
The Jaguars defense looks elite and Leonard Fournette is pummelling opponents in the running game, but Blake Bortles is holding this team back. I’m not sold on Thorson as an NFL prospect, but WalterFootball.com is reporting that scouts see him as a first round talent.
16. Detroit Lions (3-3) – Hayden Hurst (TE/South Carolina)
Eric Ebron has basically disappeared. It’s still surprising that Detroit picked up his option given that he has struggled tremendously as a pro. Perhaps the Lions will do what Cincinnati did when they had Jermaine Gresham and use another first round pick on his replacement.
17. Denver Broncos (3-2) – Quenton Nelson (G/Notre Dame)
Denver continues to build through the trenches, adding a guard to replace Max Garcia. Adding another tackle to replace Menelik Watson is also a possibility.
18. Seattle Seahawks (3-2) – Orlando Brown (OT/Oklahoma)
Seattle is in dire straits when it comes to their offensive line. Rees Odhiambo has allowed the second most pressures in the NFL among offensive tackles. Russell Wilson can’t run for his life forever.
19. Washington Redskins (3-2) – Josh Allen (QB/Wyoming)
This ultimately comes down to where Kirk Cousins signs, which right now seems to be out of Washington. Don’t be surprised if the Redskins trade up for a new signal caller.
20. New Orleans Saints (3-2) – Sam Hubbard (DE/Oho State)
Alex Okafor is playing well this season, but he only signed a one-year deal with the Saints. If they can’t retain him, they will need to find his replacement.
21. Miami Dolphins (3-2) – Iman Marshall (CB/USC)
Xavien Howard and Byron Maxwell have both struggled this year while Alterraun Verner has been on the field for three snaps and he surrendered a 69 yard touchdown on the only pass thrown his way this year.
22. Buffalo Bills (3-2) – Christian Kirk (WR/Texas A&M)
Buffalo traded Sammy Watkins before the season began and nobody has really stepped up and taken his place.
23. Los Angeles Rams (4-2) – Kevin Toliver (CB/LSU)
Trumaine Johnson is playing under the franchise tag, but nobody is afraid to throw in his direction this year. His 1.77 yards allowed per coverage snap is the seventh-highest mark in the NFL. If he walks next year, the Rams will need to find a replacement,
24. Green Bay Packers (4-2) – Tavarus McFadden (CB/Florida State)
Don’t let Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone distract you from the fact that Green Bay has been picked apart all year.
25. Tennessee Titans (3-3) – Dorance Armstrong (DE/OLB/Kansas)
Kevin Dodd has become a healthy scratch in Titans games while both Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo will be in the final year of their contracts in 2018.
26. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) – Derrius Guice (RB/LSU)
With Le’Veon Bell’s contract situation unsettled, there’s a possibility he could play somewhere other than Pittsburgh next year. If that happens, the Steelers will need to find their new bell cow.
27. Carolina Panthers (4-2) – Bradley Chubb (DE/N.C. State)
Playing in a part-time role, Julius Peppers has been effective this year, but at age 37, he is not the long-term solution.
28. Minnesota Vikings (4-2) – Mitch Hyatt (OT/Clemson)
Minnesota signed Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers this offseason to handle the duties at tackle, but Mike Remmers has continued his poor play from Carolina while Reiff continues to be out of position on the right side.
29. Atlanta Falcons (3-2) – Vita Vea (DT/Washington)
Atlanta signed Dontari Poe last spring, but only to a one-year deal. Here’s a replacement in case he walks.
30. New England Patriots (4-2) – Austin Bryant (DE/Clemson)
Bill Belichick’s magic hasn’t worked well on Cassius Marsh who has been as bad in New England as he was in Seattle.
31. Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) – Courtland Sutton (WR/SMU)
Alshon Jeffery was signed to a one-year deal this offseason. If he isn’t retained, here is a replacement.
32. Buffalo Bills (3-2) – Quenton Meeks (CB/Stanford)
E.J. Gaines has been pleasant surprise for the Bills, but Shareece Wright is a liability across from him.