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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Hughes might be the most complete cornerback in the draft.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Moore immediately becomes the
Jaguars' best wide receiver.

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

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

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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