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While quarterback is the most-pressing need, the Browns also need help at running back, offensive tackle (whether or not Joe Thomas comes back), wide receiver and safety. The Browns also pick fourth. If Washington keeps Cousins, inside linebacker is a clear position of need.

In this mock draft, four quarterbacks were off the board before the Bills picked. Nonetheless, it's fun debate fodder leading up to the draft.

The main reason we don't hear much about Rosen with the Broncos is because, in all likelihood, he will be long gone by the time Denver is on the clock.

"To me, [Barkley] has great value and could be in the mix for the Giants", Kiper said. At times, this has led him to get in trouble, but that intensity could rub off on teammates and create a winning culture. "I think he's more of a second-round pick". He and Todd McShay basically have dueling mocks that are released weekly until Roger Goodell announces that the draft has begun.

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I was able to smile and say yes on both counts. "He's been a Patriots fans since way back when I was playing (from 1972-82)". Wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught a 61-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Case Keenum on the final play of the game.

"Injured the last couple years", Kiper said. Concussion protocol this year, two concussions. He talked about his finish at the bowl game, the shoulder injury, his competitiveness and more. "Durability is a question there".

That includes talk about the draft prospects of Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett, the player Risdon said was by far the best quarterback at the game. The real movement will come when teams get a closer look at all three top pick candidates in workouts and interviews.

To the New York Jets, who own the sixth overall pick in this year's draft. "And you could say he had this shoulder injury, but he came back from the shoulder (injury) against Central Michigan in the bowl, and he lit it up, made National Football League throws, showed tremendous competitiveness". There are some things he needs to clean up, and cut down on the turnovers. Hubbard was the third defensive end off the board, behind Chubb and UT-San Antonio's Marcus Davenport, who went to the Green Bay Packers at 14. I would think Rosen would sooner be a distraction off the field or perhaps rub some teammates wrong with his personality.

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