Starting with Paul Brown, the Bengals have always believed in having a franchise quarterback. They get a crucial organizational building block in Burrow.
One of the defensive ends I have scouted, Young is the best player in the draft and a perfect fit in Ron Rivera's 4-3 defense.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. The Dolphins choose to build their offensive line first, then get a quarterback. Tristan Wirfs could also be in play here.
SIDE NOTE: Yes, I know there is talk of Miami trade up for QB Justin Herbert instead of an offensive tackle. We'll see tonight. It's SMOKE SEASON!
A right tackle at Alabama, Wills comes in as a Day 1 starter and many believe he will play A LOT of snaps.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. Okudah gives the Lions bookend cornerbacks with the signing of Desmond Trufant in free agency. Detroit could also trade back again and take C.J. Henderson.
He's a top-five prospect in any draft, so L.A. is happy to take the risk and snatch him up at No. 6. This franchise QB will sell plenty of tickets.
Carolina has heavy needs on defense and especially along the defensive line. Brown fills one of them.
Simmons is the second coming of the Honey Badger -- in a bigger package! He can start at multiple positions and has the intangibles to cover on passing downs, maybe even as a nickel.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH JAGUARS. Protecting Tom Brady has to be a high priority, and trading up to nab a natural right tackle gets the job done.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH BROWNS. Carson Wentz needs another target, and "Trader Howie" gets his man.
SIDE NOTE: One thing that could prevent Howie from getting his man? If Cleveland ends up being the landing spot for disgruntled Redskins OT Trent Williams. If that came to fruition, I think the Browns could stay at No. 10 and end up with Lamb on their roster, reuniting the talented receiver with fellow Sooner Baker Mayfield.
Rebuilding the offensive line is essential to protecting Sam Darnold and getting the Le'Veon Bell-led run game going. Becton helps in a big way.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH BUCCANEERS. The Jags select a cornerback to replace the void left by the Jalen Ramsey trade.
PROJECTED TRADE WITH EAGLES. The draft currency Cleveland picks up in the trade with Philly (2020 third-rounder and 2021 first-rounder in exchange for the 10th overall selection this year and next year's second-round pick) makes it worth it. Plus, the Browns end up snagging a tackle with a lot of upside.
SIDE NOTE: As I explained above in Cleveland's original draft slot, No. 10 ... If the Browns end up landing disgruntled Redskins OT Trent Williams via trade, I think they could stick at No. 10 and give Baker Mayfield his old college teammate, CeeDee Lamb.
The Vikings need to find a CB and pass rusher, and Diggs is better than any pass rusher at this point in the draft.
McKinney can help the Pats right away and the hope is he can be the QB of the defense down the line.
The Saints get a very athletic and instinctive linebacker who covers well -- something they'll need in the NFC South.
Without Everson Griffen, Minnesota selects a high-motor player who is a technician as a pass rusher.
We know the Ravens will take the best player available or trade back. They need another receiver and help in the front seven. Murray fills a need at ILB that Baltimore didn't address in free agency.