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Todd McShay's 2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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With the Senior Bowl and NFL combine in the rearview mirror, we've been able to review more tape, we have official measurements on all legitimate draft prospects and we have test results (40s, jumps, shuttles, etc.) on 200-plus prospects.

With free agency looming in a week, several of these projections probably will change as a team's needs are altered. Character concerns and medical results are major factors in the process as well.

But Mock 3.0 is due, so here we go.

Note: All underclassmen are noted with an asterisk.

Quick links: Combine recap | McShay's Mock 2.0 | Kiper's Mock 2.0


1. Cleveland Browns

Sam Darnold, QB, USC*

I've had Darnold here in the previous two mocks as well. After the combine this past week, it's sounding as if this pick could come down to him or Saquon Barkley. Darnold is the best QB in this class, in my opinion. However, I also could see Josh Allen as the choice here, since he has more experience in the cold, the big arm and the hand size (10⅛ inches) to diminish fumbling concerns in bad AFC North weather. If Cleveland addresses its quarterback situation in free agency (AJ McCarron?), then I think Barkley is the pick here.