Kiper predicts Bears will pick Edmunds at No. 8
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 17:27
Quite possibly the No. 1 pick in April's National Football League draft, Saquon Barkley isn't focused on being the first pick as much as he is on being ready to contribute for whatever team selects him. Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer has been hearing the same thing as well.
Kiper, who had Hurst going 22nd to the Buffalo Bills in his first mock draft in January, says the Bills' need at center is a big reason why. He slid Penn State running back Saquon Barkley into that position in his update. Walterfootball.com has Darnold lasting until the Cardinals take him with the 15th pick. He has tremendous athleticism for a big man. He's just got all the physical traits you want, and a will to learn. He has great competitive desire on the football field.
Maurice Hurst #73 of the Michigan Wolverines rushes quarterback Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the second quarter of the game at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But former fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai showed promise down the stretch, and the offensive line as a whole played really well in the playoffs. That makes fixing the run game one of Bob Quinn's most important tasks this offseason.
Here is what Kiper predicted in his initial mocks versus what the Browns actually did in the first rounds, since 2010. Jackson is only 5-11, 180, but he has a similar build to that of 2017 first-round pick Adoree' Jackson.
The wide receiver caught 68 passes for 1,085 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017.
I'm sticking with Allen here.
If they decide to bring in a veteran like Malcolm Butler, Trumaine Johnson or Rashaan Melvin, they could hold off on using their first-round draft pick on a cornerback and look elsewhere. "He could end up being the third-highest-rated running back and, after all is said and done, maybe the second-highest rated". "He was only 57 percent and change when he came out of Georgia - not much better than Josh Allen is". At 6-8, 345, Brown will need to lose a little bit of weight, but he was stellar protecting Baker Mayfield's blind side at Oklahoma.
The Giants now have a backup quarterback to Manning in Webb, who just completed his rookie campaign.
"Either Derrius Guice from LSU or Ronald Jones would be two (options), and I gave Guice to the Detroit Lions at No. 20, and that allowed Jones to get down there at 25 (for the Titans)", Kiper said. They all have red flags. Ward has long arms for his size, but we won't know how their lengths compare until they measure in at the combine next week.