ESPN's Josina Anderson expects Mayfield to be the pick, and her colleague Chris Mortenson says general manager John Dorsey has known who he will pick atop the draft for about six weeks. Darnold is the consensus QB1 on most teams' draft boards. None of the mock drafts heading into tonight's actual National Football League draft in Dallas seems to even put them in the same order.
Saints and Cowboys fans in the area can't wait to find out who their team is going to pick in the first round. The Bills join Cleveland and New England as the only teams with multiple first round picks in 2018. If I'm Elway, I make the trade happen.
The 49ers or the Raiders make sense to do a trade based around the No. 9 or No. 10 picks. Darnold has been their pick since January and he will remain the pick on draft night. Cleveland went out and made big moves this offseason, acquiring quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills. Of those registered, about 60,000 will be selected randomly to get seats inside the stadium to watch the draft over the next few days.
The Browns drafted defensive end Myles Garrett first in 2017, then added safety Jabrill Peppers and tight end David Njoku later in the first round. And now, it seems Baker Mayfield may have a realistic shot. Allen is atop the other three mocks.Mayock wrote, "I believe Sam Darnold is the future of the Cleveland Browns' franchise".
As of right now, just under five hours until the Browns are on the clock, the identity of the first pick is still unknown.
What Will the Packers Do?
Those picks belong to the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers, respectively.
Mayfield played one year at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma. And while that might not be the case for much longer, there's a growing belief of who they're taking first.