The drama surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins continues to hold mock drafts hostage, so there will be inevitable changes following the NFL Combine — aka the Underwear Olympics — and free agency, but the late Yogi Berra would have thanked us for making the Serby Mock Draft 2.0 necessary. A coin flip will decide the Eagles-Colts draft order.
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Hue Jackson needs a quarterback — Browns head coaches always need a quarterback. But this is a franchise that cannot afford to reach for one, so they pass, and instead land a 6-foot-5, 270-pound predator who can get the Dawg Pound barking with delight.
Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
New coach Kyle Shanahan needs a quarterback. But he and GM John Lynch inherit a defense that surrendered a franchise-record 2,654 rushing yards, and is switching to a 4-3. Maybe Joe Montana will give a thumb’s up to Mitch Trubisky.
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
John Fox needs a quarterback. This one-year wonder might not help him in time to keep his job, but he is the most accurate of the contenders.
Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
New team president Tom Coughlin signs off on a sidekick for Jalen Ramsey for the next decade to cope with Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota.
Jamal Adams, S, LSU
GM Jon Robinson desperately needs to upgrade his 30th-ranked pass defense, and though corner is a greater need, this 211-pound intimidator is too good to pass on.
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
A 240-pound, three-down, heat-seeking missile, providing insurance for life after David Harris. But would GM Mike Maccagnan really pass on RB Leonard Fournette?
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
Anyone who is compared to Ed Reed is the perfect ballhawk to fill the void left by Eric Weddle’s departure once he rehabs from labrum and hernia surgery.
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Keep pounding behind Cam Newton with Jonathan Stewart’s wheels soon to fall off. Maccagnan and the Jets really passed on an elite power back like this?
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
Good luck trying to defend A.J. Green opposite this 6-foot-3, 205-pound ball snatcher.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Tiger coach Dabo Swinney convinces Buffalo GM Doug Whaley not to pass on Michael Jordan. Another project, but too many intangibles to be another EJ Manuel, either.
Derek Bennett, DE, Tennessee
Cameron Jordan can’t chase Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston by his lonesome.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
An Ohio kid with prototypical size and the right man to fix and develop him.
Marlon Humphries, CB, Alabama
A big corner bookend for Patrick Peterson.
Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
Someone has to rush the passer now that Robert Mathis won’t be.
Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
Someone has to cover Odell Beckham Jr. and Dez Bryant.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Ozzie Newsome snags a gamebreaking talent with durability and baggage concerns to take some heat off Joe Flacco.
Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
His nickname is “The Bull,” exactly what coach Jay Gruden needs to slow Ezekiel Elliott and upgrade his 24th-ranked run defense.
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
A big receiver for Mariota.
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Cameron Brate (eight touchdowns) was a revelation last season, but this is a 6-foot-6, 245-pound target down the seam for Winston. Sorry, Eli.
Cam Robinson, OL, Alabama
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock prefers him inside, but if Denver GM John Elway green-lights this monster’s off-the-field baggage, he might need him to start at right tackle if free agent LT Andrew Whitworth is signed to replace Russell Okung.
Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
A mere 33 years after Carl Banks, Big Blue finally uses a first-rounder on a linebacker, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tacking machine.
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