The NFL’s annual impossible to predict event is upon us and once again I take a shot at trying to predict it:
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, Edge, Texas A&M
Garrett is the consensus first overall pick and I expect the Browns to just pull the trigger and figure out how to grab a quarterback later.
2. (Trade) Jacksonville Jaguars: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
So much talk about the Jaguars trying to find a way to succeed with Blake Bortles. Why? If the conversation is at that point, they should just replace him and I see Tom Coughlin as liking Watson enough to leapfrog the Bears.
3. Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
There are two QBs who are worth a top pick and I think the Bears agree with me. Trubisky has a lot of traits that any QB-needy team would want.
4. San Francisco 49ers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
People I really respect keep saying the 49ers love Fournette. It doesn’t sound right because Kyle Shannahan’s offense has worked with lesser running backs but they could see Fournette as being the first building block of their offense.