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1. Cleveland Browns:
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2/6: New Browns personnel consultant Scot McCloughan said he would draft Baker Mayfield over Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen. -
McCloughan, former general manager of the Redskins, said this in a radio interview back in October, so it's not smoke. McCloughan compared Mayfield to a "shorter version of Brett Favre." Perhaps Mayfield will be Cleveland's choice at No. 4 overall. -Walter


1/26: There's a fit developing between the Browns and Baker Mayfield. - Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
"I think he’s a strong candidate for the top pick after this week," a league source told Robinson. Mayfield had a strong Senior Bowl week and could certainly be Cleveland's new quarterback. But with all of these signal-callers linked to the Browns, they could almost take Saquon Barkley at No. 1 and grab whichever quarterback is left at No. 4. -Walter


1/26: The Browns aren't scared off by Josh Allen's inconsistency at the Senior Bowl. - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"He can still make throws that none of the other guys in this quarterback class can make," a high-ranking Browns executive said. There's so much smoke around the Browns-to-Allen connection that it almost feels like it definitely won't happen. Still, despite Allen's inconsistency, he's still almost certain to be a top-six pick. -Walter


1/23: Josh Allen indicated that he would love to play for the Cleveland Browns. - Keith Britton, CBS Cleveland
Yes, it's true. Just take a look at this quote: "The guy that does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland forever ... If I’m fortunate enough to become a Cleveland Brown, you can expect everything from me." Unlike Josh Rosen, who said he'd rather go lower than the draft than be selected by the "wrong team," Allen actually wants to be in Cleveland. -Walter


1/22: Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White is a favorite of Browns GM John Dorsey. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Mike White has good size, accuracy and field vision, but his arm strength is lacking. He looks like a mid-round pick, so perhaps he'll be someone Cleveland will groom behind the veteran the team acquires prior to the draft. -Walter


1/1: "I heard this from a veteran college scout ... on what Cleveland GM John Dorsey might do: 'I believe there is no way Cleveland, at No. 1, will pass on [Wyoming quarterback] Josh Allen. This is Wentz reincarnated. Allen's a perfect Dorsey quarterback. Just watch.'" - Peter King, MMQB
This is the second report this week linking the Browns to Josh Allen. Of course, Cleveland can squash all that speculation by trading for either A.J. McCarron or Alex Smith. -Walter


1/1: "NFC personnel guy convinced Browns will take Josh Allen at No. 1, leaving Dave Gettleman (with a Giants loss or Colts win Sunday) to pick Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, or Saquon Barkley." - Ian O'Connor, ESPN
If the Browns don't trade down or pick the ultra-raw Allen over Rosen or Darnold, it would be, well, very Brownsian of them. Still, it would earn an instant F in the draft grades. -Walter


1/1: Browns general manager John Dorsey mentioned staying away from Josh Rosen before taking the job in Cleveland. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Dorsey could always change his mind, but it doesn't appear as though Cleveland will be spending the No. 1 overall pick on Rosen, who has expressed a desire to play elsewhere. Perhaps there will be a trade, just as there was with Eli Manning. -Walter




2. New York Giants:
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1/1: "NFC personnel guy convinced Browns will take Josh Allen at No. 1, leaving Dave Gettleman (with a Giants loss or Colts win Sunday) to pick Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, or Saquon Barkley." - Ian O'Connor, ESPN
If the Browns don't trade down or pick the ultra-raw Allen over Rosen or Darnold, it would be, well, very Brownsian of them. Still, it would earn an instant F in the draft grades. -Walter




3. Indianapolis Colts:
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1/31: The Redskins and Colts have given Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson a second-day draft grade. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Both teams have a need for a receiver, so perhaps one of them will take the 6-1 receiver in the third round. -Walter


1/28: Saquon Barkley is in play for the Colts' No. 3 overall pick. - Mike Wells, ESPN
It's more of a question as to whether Barkley will be available rather than if he'll be the pick if he is. Barkley could go first or second overall, and No. 3 seems like his floor. Wells says that Bradley Chubb would be the pick if Barkley weren't available. -Walter


1/25: The Colts would be willing to trade out of the No. 3 overall pick. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Indianapolis, per Pauline, want three new linebackers and several upgrades at cornerback. The third-overall pick is too early to take a player at those positions. Perhaps moving down five slots would allow them to select Roquan Smith, Joshua Jackson or Denzel Ward. -Walter


1/1: Jim Irsay told the media that he'd like to spend an early pick on a running back. -
Irsay recalled how Edgerrin James helped Peyton Manning. The obvious choice here is Saquon Barkley, who is a very real option at No. 3 overall - if he's even available. -Walter






5. Denver Broncos:
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1/12: The Broncos requested that Baker Mayfield be put on their roster for the Senior Bowl. - Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated
Denver clearly wants to have a closer look at Mayfield, which makes sense because the team could select him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Then again, this might be a smoke screen, since the Broncos have made this so public. -Walter


1/1: "Denver Broncos GM John Elway and top deputy Matt Russell are in Boise for Friday's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tilt between Wyoming and Central Michigan." - Mike Klis, 9 News Denver
Elway was checking out Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who could be Denver's preferred quarterback. Allen has a ton of upside, but has some mental and mechanical flaws in his game. -Walter




6. New York Jets:
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1/28: "After speaking with top evaluators with the Jets, my gut feeling is telling me that Wyoming's Josh Allen is their favorite among the quarterback prospects." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The problem for the Jets is that Allen may not be available, especially following his terrific performance in the second half of the Senior Bowl. New York may have to move up a couple of spots for a quarterback. -Walter




7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
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1/28: Sources with the Buccaneers believe that Quenton Nelson could become the best guard in the NFL in the near future. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Tampa Bay also loves Bradley Chubb and Saquon Barkley, but both will likely be gone by No. 7 overall. Nelson could be available, and he would make sense as the pick. The Buccaneers need to win in 2018, and to do so, they'll have to prepare Jameis Winston. -Walter




8. Chicago Bears:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


9. San Francisco 49ers:
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2/18: The 49ers are high on Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Ateman (6-4, 216) could be a great end-zone target for Jimmy Garoppolo, and he likely would be available at the end of the second round. Ateman is currently 11th in our 2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Prospect Rankings, but could rise with an expected strong showing at the combine. -Walter




10. Oakland Raiders:
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1/25: The Raiders love Marcus Davenport and are considering using their first-round pick on him. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Davenport's stock has been soaring, as Daniel Jeremiah slotted him seventh in his mock. I currently have Davenport going to the Packers at No. 14 overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft, but it sounds like he won't be there. Having Davenport across from Khalil Mack would be devastating for opposing AFC West quarterbacks. -Walter




11. Miami Dolphins:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


12. Cincinnati Bengals:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


13. Washington Redskins:
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1/31: The Redskins and Colts have given Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson a second-day draft grade. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Both teams have a need for a receiver, so perhaps one of them will take the 6-1 receiver in the third round. -Walter


1/28: The Redskins love Minkah Fitzpatrick, but don't expect him to get to their pick. They also love the idea of reuniting Da'Ron Payne with Jonathan Allen. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Washington also didn't think Jonathan Allen would fall to them, but he did because of injury concerns. Fitzpatrick is more of a long shot to drop, but Payne would make sense and would fill a huge need. -Walter


1/1: The following scouts were at the Wyoming vs. Iowa game to see Josh Allen, Joshua Jackson and others: Titans, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, Cardinals, Falcons, Redskins. - Michele Steele, ESPN
The Cardinals and Redskins (if Kirk Cousins leaves) are the most logical spots for Allen among those teams, but the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers could all take Allen as their quarterback of their future. -Walter




14. Green Bay Packers:
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2/9: The Seahawks and Packers are showing heavy interest in Wake Forest safety Jesse Bates. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Bates is a second-day prospect, so either team could take him in the second or third round. -Walter




15. Arizona Cardinals:
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1/1: The following scouts were at the Wyoming vs. Iowa game to see Josh Allen, Joshua Jackson and others: Titans, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, Cardinals, Falcons, Redskins. - Michele Steele, ESPN
The Cardinals and Redskins (if Kirk Cousins leaves) are the most logical spots for Allen among those teams, but the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers could all take Allen as their quarterback of their future. -Walter




16. Baltimore Ravens:
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1/1: The following scouts were at the Wyoming vs. Iowa game to see Josh Allen, Joshua Jackson and others: Titans, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, Cardinals, Falcons, Redskins. - Michele Steele, ESPN
The Cardinals and Redskins (if Kirk Cousins leaves) are the most logical spots for Allen among those teams, but the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers could all take Allen as their quarterback of their future. -Walter






17. Los Angeles Chargers:
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1/28: The Chargers are going to focus on defense in the 2018 NFL Draft, particularly on defensive tackle and safety. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The Chargers should also upgrade their offensive line, but it would make sense that they'd focus on their stop unit. Perhaps one of Vita Vea or Da'Ron Payne will fall to them. -Walter


1/1: The following scouts were at the Wyoming vs. Iowa game to see Josh Allen, Joshua Jackson and others: Titans, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, Cardinals, Falcons, Redskins. - Michele Steele, ESPN
The Cardinals and Redskins (if Kirk Cousins leaves) are the most logical spots for Allen among those teams, but the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers could all take Allen as their quarterback of their future. -Walter





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