One of those players is Notre Dame offensive guard Quenton Nelson, who I featured in Bears Mock Draft 1.0. That means that Cleveland could snag the best player in the draft in addition to fulfilling their restless desire to grab yet another quarterback in the first round. In 1992 the Indianapolis Colts took Steve Emtman and Quentin Coryatt thanks to a lopsided trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saquon Barkley probably won't go No. 1 overall to the Browns, but you couldn't fault Cleveland if they did pull the trigger on taking him.
Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy last season after completing 285-of-404 passes for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns with six interceptions. With his work ethic, intelligence and obvious intangibles, there's no reason he can't be the next franchise quarterback for the Giants.
NY would be in a terrific position to trade back if Barkley goes number one to Cleveland. It makes a lot of sense and the Combine is helping to create a lot of ebb and flow to the top of this draft. They could add to their defense with a legit pass rusher or augment their offense and what surely will be an offseason spent upgrading their ability to move the ball.
For the sake of clarity, there are four players I absolutely love for the Bears at No. 8 overall. Josh Rosen looks ready for the next level and a team that is willing to gamble on the wild card that is Lamar Jackson could be handsomely rewarded. In addition, they hold the sixth pick.
Would a high second and third round pick along with a fifth be sufficient for the Giants?
"My goal was six", acknowledged Griffin, who nearly doubled his previous high of 11 reps and surpassed the 17 his twin brother, Shaquille, managed at last year's combine before the Seattle Seahawks selected the speedy cornerback in the third round.
The smart thing for the Browns to do is take the incredible Barkley at one. Remember just a few years ago when no one wanted to take a back in the first round? He's unlikely to become a deep threat at the next level, but he has good quickness that shows up in his route running and after the catch where he forced 22 missed tackles on 140 catches over the last two seasons. Sam Darnold and Josh Allen are just behind Barkley at 14-5 and 7-2, respectively. Former LSU receiver DJ Chark showed flashes of brilliance in college, but was unable make a lasting impact due to subpar quarterback play.
Romeo Crennel, now the assistant head coach/defense of the Houston Texans, who was sacked (but not by Haslam) in 2008 after going 24-40 in four seasons with the Browns. Even if Barkley goes to a bad team and doesn't get many chances, his talent could even the scale.
Barkley is an absolute beast, but National Football League execs often don't always trust what they see, and need the numbers to back it up.