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Casserly mock draft 2.0: Patriots pick OT, CB after Cooks trade

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Editor's note: This mock draft was updated after the Patriots traded Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Rams for the No. 23 overall pick in this year's draft and a sixth-round pick.

With 23 days to go until teams are officially on the clock, here's my second mock of the 2018 NFL Draft. I'm projecting a couple of trades -- the Bills move up to No. 5 in a deal with the Broncos and the Browns trade into the last slot of Round 1 in a swap with the Eagles.

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1

Sam Darnold - QB, USC

Darnold is the best quarterback in this year's draft, and he fills the biggest need for Cleveland.

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2

Saquon Barkley - RB, Penn State

The Giants believe Eli Manning can still play well. They give him a chance to do that with the signing of LT Nate Solder and selection of Barkley.

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3

Josh Rosen - QB, UCLA

Rosen will be the most scrutinized pick from this draft for years to come. He's the most pro-ready QB in this class.

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4

Bradley Chubb - DE, N.C. State

The Browns bypass bigger needs (LT, WR) to land a bookend to Myles Garrett up front on defense.

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5

Josh Allen - QB, Wyoming

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS. The Bills move up the board again and they find their QB. Allen is built to throw in the bad weather he'll encounter in Buffalo.

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6

Quenton Nelson - OG, Notre Dame

Nelson is the best offensive lineman to enter the draft since 2000.

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7

Minkah Fitzpatrick - DB, Alabama

Fitzpatrick's versatility will allow him to play cornerback or safety in the back end for the Bucs.

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8

Denzel Ward - CB, Ohio State

This pick gives the Bears two talented young cornerbacks with Ward joining Kyle Fuller in the secondary.

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9

Marcus Davenport - DE, UTSA

The Niners are in desperate need of a pass rusher and Davenport helps them get after the quarterback. ... Chicago and San Francisco could be looking at the same players at this juncture in the draft.

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10

Tremaine Edmunds - LB, Virginia Tech

The Raiders bolster their defense by adding the best linebacker in the draft.

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11

Baker Mayfield - QB, Oklahoma

With the division-rival Jets and Bills picking quarterbacks in the top five, Miami keeps pace by adding Mayfield.

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12

Roquan Smith - LB, Georgia

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. A playmaking inside linebacker is a need for Denver. Smith fits the bill.

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13

Vita Vea - DT, Washington

The Redskins fill their biggest need with the selection of Vea, who changes the face of the front seven on defense.

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14

Mike Hughes - CB, UCF

Hughes might be the most complete cornerback in the draft.

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15

Calvin Ridley - WR, Alabama

WR, QB and CB are the Cardinals' biggest needs. Ridley is the highest-rated player still available from those position groups.

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16

Mike McGlinchey - OT, Notre Dame

The Ravens decide to address their offensive line and get a bookend for LT Ronnie Stanley.

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17

Derwin James - S, Florida State

James is the best player available here, and he fills a need. The former FSU star could easily be a top-10 pick this year, but in this scenario, he's still on the board at No. 17.

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18

Harold Landry - EDGE, Boston College

Landry is the No. 3 pass rusher in this draft. He set the school single-season record with 16.5 sacks in 2016.

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19

Da'Ron Payne - DT, Alabama

Payne is an excellent run defender who has potential as a pass rusher, too.

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20

Derrius Guice - RB, LSU

The Lions go from having a poor running game to making it a strength of the team with the selection of Guice.

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21

Will Hernandez - OG, UTEP

Cincinnati addresses a weakness, upgrading the offensive line with a potential Pro Bowl guard in Hernandez.

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22

Christian Kirk - WR, Texas A&M

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The Broncos need an inside WR who can also play outside. Kirk is a fit.

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23

Kolton Miller - OT, UCLA

Miller fills their biggest need on offense. I would not rule out an attempt by the Patriots to trade up for Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey now that they have more flexibility following the Brandin Cooks trade.

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24

Justin Reid - S, Stanford

Reid is a versatile defender who can play nickel corner as well as safety.

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25

Billy Price - C, Ohio State

Price suffered a pectoral injury while bench-pressing at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he's still the type of player who can make a big difference at the center position.

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26

Taven Bryan - DT, Florida

Bryan is an upfield defensive tackle who fits coach Dan Quinn's scheme.

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27

Hayden Hurst - TE, South Carolina

Hurst has the pass-catching ability teams want at the TE position. The Saints might be able to trade back and still land him.

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28

Rashaan Evans - LB, Alabama

Evans fills the biggest need on the team. He's a highly instinctive player.

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29

D.J. Moore - WR, Maryland

Moore immediately becomes the Jaguars' best wide receiver.

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30

Connor Williams - OT, Texas

Williams is an upgrade at the right tackle position, which hurt them late last season.

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31

Josh Jackson - CB, Iowa

Jackson's a better player than Malcolm Butler, who departed New England for the Titans in free agency.

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32

Sony Michel - RB, Georgia

PROJECTED TRADE WITH EAGLES. After trading up, Cleveland gets its third impact player of the first round in Michel.

Follow Charley Casserly on Twitter @CharleyCasserly.

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