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Record number of underclassmen declare for NFL draft

Record number of underclassmen declare for NFL draft

However, the idea that this year's class is heavy on talented quarterbacks rings true - Kiper's top two picks are quarterbacks, with three QBs in the top five, and four overall in the first round.

Cleveland used DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan in 2017, but played at least three quarterbacks in the previous four seasons.

This is important because Kiper says there is no "slam-dunk No. 1 pick", suggesting that the order between Allen, Rosen and Darnold could change by draft day but rationalized Allen as his No. 1 choice because of the 6-5 quarterback's high ceiling.

The 2018 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 26 in Arlington, Texas.

I don't know him personally, but based on what other people have said of him, that would seem more likely to me than him flaming out on the field.

Allen will have an opportunity to solidify his standing as the top quarterback prospect in this year's draft next week in Mobile, Alabama in the Senior Bowl.

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Yet, compared to last year, when Myles Garrett was the sure-fire top prospect, this year's class has very little clarity, particularly before the combine and workouts.

Kiper hands Rosen to the QB-needy New York Giants with NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb going at No. 3 to Indianapolis. Look at Alvin Kamara.

Brown, the OU offensive tackle, can be found on almost all first-round draft boards, but he is absent from Kiper's first 32 picks. He is built for today's National Football League as a do-it-all runner and pass-catcher out of the backfield.

"I think right now Davis is a first-round pick", Kiper said. Roullier was a sixth round pick of the Washington Redskins. Lamar Jackson is a He Somehow Overcomes His Vaporous Offensive Line And Defense To Usually Win quarterback. Whether that happens in the first round, second round, or later in the draft will be telling for what they think of their quarterback situation moving forward. I'm not a talent evaluator; I'm certainly not a general manager.

When it comes to the Rams, many analysts are pegging them to take a defender in Round 1 - whether it's a cornerback or an edge rusher to potentially replace Connor Barwin and Robert Quinn.


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