The most surprising outcome on Sunday in Week 1 in the NFL was the
Jacksonville Jaguars
‘ thrashing of the
Houston Texans
on the road. Doug Marrone’s team dominated in every phase of the game en route to a 29-7 victory. 

However, in their big divisional win, the Jaguars lost star No. 1 wideout
Allen Robinson
for the year with a torn ACL. The 2014 draftee is in the final year of his rookie contract, meaning, there’s a reasonable chance Jacksonville will let him hit the open market next March. 

Because of that, the Jaguars will need an alpha receiver to replace him. Enter 6-foot-4
Courtland Sutton
from
Southern Methodist Mustangs
. The high-point specialist reeled in 19 touchdowns in 2015 and 2016 and already has five scores through two games this season.

Important: The 2017 NFL season is one week old, so we’re still using SportsLine’s projected win totals for the draft order for a few more weeks.

1. Cleveland Browns


Orlando Brown
Jr., OT,
Oklahoma Sooners
Brown Jr. has been spectacular to start the season for the Sooners. In Saturday’s statement win against
Ohio State Buckeyes
, the 6-foot-7 monster shut down reigning Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year
Tyquan Lewis
and kept
Sam Hubbard
and
Nick Bosa
at bay … not easy tasks. His father played in the NFL for over a decade and begin his pro career in Cleveland. Brown Jr. will be the ideal candidate to ultimately man the left side of the line after
Joe Thomas


2. San Francisco 49ers


Sam Darnold
, QB,
Southern California Trojans

Brian Hoyer
has become the consummate bridge quarterback, and he’s currently the
San Francisco 49ers
 starter. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch will likely dive incredibly deep on the 2018 quarterback class. Darnold is in need of some fine-tuning (mainly his elongated release) but plays with a gunslinger mentality and has the arm strength and accuracy to be effective at all levels of the field. His mobility and throw-on-the-run skills make him a tremendous fit in Shanahan’s offense, which features plenty of boot-action. 

NCAA Football: Stanford at Southern California

Darnold stays in California.
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3. New York Jets


James Washington
, WR,
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The
New York Jets
selected a pair of receivers in the 2016 draft, but neither are as naturally talented and explosive as Washington. Some of the Oklahoma State wideout’s numbers may be inflated due to the Cowboys’ spread-em-out attack, but the 6-foot, 200-pound pass-catcher hits home runs in seemingly every game. 


4. Los Angeles Rams


Arden Key
, DE,
LSU Tigers
Key has yet to play in 2017, so this is admittedly more projection than anyone else in this mock. Then again, as a 20-year-old in 2016, he had 12.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. At 6-foot-6 and around 250 pounds, Key is a menacing figure on the edge with a springy get off. Key had been dealing with a shoulder injury and was cleared by doctors earlier this week. If the
Los Angeles Rams
move on from
Robert Quinn
, Key will slide right into his spot on the outside.


5. Chicago Bears


Deon Cain
, WR,
Clemson Tigers
What will likely be three years of top-end production at a powerhouse program from a top-end athlete is reason enough for Cain to land in the top five. No, he’s not the contested-catch phenom
Mike Williams
was a year ago. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Cain flourishes down the field and after the catch. The
Chicago Bears
need to bolster their wideout group after the unfortunate injuries to
Kevin White

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Cain is too talented to keep out of our top five.
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6. Los Angeles Chargers


Connor Williams
, OT,
Texas Longhorns
Williams rebounded from — by his standards — a poor outing against Maryland and looked like his normal self in the huge win over
San Jose State Spartans
. The offensive line in front of
Philip Rivers
is better now than it was a few seasons ago, but it still needs work, especially on the edges. 


7. Miami Dolphins


Derwin James
, S,
Florida State Seminoles
James is a free safety, strong safety, weakside linebacker, quarterback spy … whatever you want him to be behind the defensive line. The
Miami Dolphins
like
Kiko Alonso
and will get 2017 second-round pick
Raekwon McMillan
back from a torn ACL next year, but that doesn’t stop them from adding a true playmaker on defense. 


8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Saquon Barkley
, RB,
Penn State Nittany Lions

Jameis Winston
could use an old-school feature back to balance out the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
‘ new-look attack. Barkley runs with power and elusiveness and can handle a large workload if needed. He’ll face much fewer eight-man boxes in Tampa Bay than he does while at Penn State.


9. Detroit Lions


Maurice Hurst
Jr., DT,
Michigan Wolverines
Hurst doesn’t mess around. He just routinely disrupts the opponent’s backfield and sniffs out slow-developing screens.
Haloti Ngata
is in the twilight of his career. Hurst is an energetic interior defensive lineman who’ll make a seamless transition to Ngata’s position in Detroit.


10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU. Allen Robinson has made a ridiculous amount of catches with a high degree of difficulty in his NFL career. If Jacksonville decides to let him walk in free agency, they’ll need those game-altering receptions back. That’s where Sutton comes in. He wins at the catch point with size, length, and strong hands.

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Sutton becomes the third receiver in our top 10.
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11. Buffalo Bills


Harold Landry
, DE,
Boston College Eagles
The
Buffalo Bills
want to get pressure without blitzing. They like their interior pass-rushers and should be content with
Shaq Lawson
and
Jerry Hughes
on the edge. There’s nothing wrong with adding more outside pass-rush though. Landry certainly can get to the quarterback and won’t have to leave the field either. He’s a edge-setting force against the run too.


12. Indianapolis Colts


Cameron Smith
, LB, USC . 
The
Indianapolis Colts
are in dire need of a impact, sideline-to-sideline linebacker. Smith is quick to react to plays in front of him, fluid in coverage, and dynamic enough to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. He’ll be welcomed in Indianapolis.


13. Philadelphia Eagles


Derrius Guice
, RB, LSU. 
Guice is a thunderous runner with the rare ability to run over linebackers and defensive backs or just effortlessly make them miss in the open field. He’s done plenty of work between the tackles and has good enough long speed to hit some 30- or 40-yard runs in the NFL. Another offensive piece for
Carson Wentz
.


14. New Orleans Saints


Clelin Ferrell
, DE, Clemson. 
Ferrell is somewhat of a late bloomer who’ll win over scouts with his hustle, angular frame, and athletic talents. He had 12 tackles for loss and six sacks in Clemson’s national title season and has a sack to go along with 11 tackles through two games this year. The
New Orleans Saints
really need another quality edge-rusher beyond Cam Jordan.


15. Denver Broncos


Quenton Nelson
, OG,
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The
Denver Broncos
need more stoutness on their offensive line, especially on the interior. Nelson is wide but agile and packs a powerful punch at the point of attack. He’ll instantly improve Denver’s run game and give its quarterback more time in the pocket. 


16. Washington Redskins


Josh Rosen
, QB,
UCLA Bruins
Let’s say the
Kirk Cousins
ship sails after a disappointing 2017 campaign. That would leave quarterback as the most glaring need for the
Washington Redskins
offense. Rosen has squeaky clean mechanics and will bring a great deal of experience into the NFL. He has the personality for the bright lights of the NFC East.


17. New York Giants


Lamar Jackson
, QB, Lousiville. 

Eli Manning
is, well, let’s say, now a liability for the
New York Giants
offense. In his last 10 games (nine from 2016 and the 2017 season opener), the former No. 1 overall pick has completed 63.1 percent of his passes at just 6.18 yards per attempt with 18 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a passer rating of 84.3. Jackson is the antithesis of Eli; he’s an excellent scrambler and has taken a step forward from the pocket. He’ll instantly gel with
Odell Beckham
Jr. in the Big Apple.

NCAA Football: Louisville at North Carolina

Jackson lands in New York as the heir to Eli.
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18. Tennessee Titans

Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State. The
Tennessee Titans
need a sturdy edge-rusher. Lewis has dropped into coverage on a few instances at Ohio State but has made a name for himself with a powerful bull rush and the capability to shed blockers for help against the run. 


19. Oakland Raiders


Christian Wilkins
, DT, Clemson. 
Wilkins is a penetrating defensive tackle who can win strength battles with offensive linemen at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds. He hasn’t gotten off to the fastest start in 2017. I’d be stunned if he’s held in check for much longer.


20. Arizona Cardinals


Mike McGlinchey
, OT, Notre Dame. 

Davin Bellamy
,
Georgia Bulldogs
finest edge-rusher, exposed McGlinchey on multiple snaps in the Bulldogs’ narrow defeat of the Fighting Irish on Saturday. Typically a stalwart in pass protection, the Notre Dame left tackle struggled with Bellamy’s burst and hand use. Regardless of that, McGlinchey is pro-ready and has a first-round resume.


21. Cincinnati Bengals


Josh Allen
, QB,
Wyoming Cowboys

Andy Dalton
will have to make a sizable leap forward to be worth his $16.3 million cap hit in 2018, and that type of improvement rarely happens for a quarterback in his seventh professional season. Allen isn’t a perfect prospect. Far from it, actually. And some
Cincinnati Bengals
fans will hate this selection. But his huge arm and courage as a thrower allow him to make plays Dalton simply couldn’t.


22. Cleveland Browns from Texans


Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
, OLB, Oklahoma. 
The new
Cleveland Browns
regime has spent three early draft picks to build the club’s outside pass-rushing profile, and they continue to add to it with Okoronkwo, a defender who’s decidedly different from
Myles Garrett
,
Carl Nassib
, and
Emmanuel Ogbah
. The Oklahoma product is a smaller, twitchy edge-bender who hits the spin move after a handful of speed rushes.


23. Minnesota Vikings


Mark Andrews
, TE, Oklahoma. 

Kyle Rudolph
isn’t super expensive in 2018, but the
Minnesota Vikings
could use another mega target down the seam, especially with
Stefon Diggs
and
Adam Thielen
making plays down the sidelines. Andrews has impressive yards-after-the-catch ability.


24. Carolina Panthers


Bradley Chubb
, DE, N.C. State. 
Chubb fits the profile of defensive linemen Carolina loves: tall and strong with a quality motor.
Charles Johnson
is nearing the end of his underrated career, and although the 6-foot-5, 266-pound
Daeshon Hall
was picked in the 2017 draft, Chubb offers more as a pass-rusher.


25. Green Bay Packers


Dorian O’Daniel
, OLB, Clemson. 
Clemson’s defense has an almost unfair amount of NFL prospects on its front seven. The “late riser” of this group might be O’Daniel, a SAM ‘backer who has the upper-body strength to deal with offensive linemen near the line and the fluidity to chase down running backs on stretch plays. The
Green Bay Packers
linebacker group is in need of a player like O’Daniel, particularly with
Clay Matthews
already 31.


26. Buffalo Bills from Chiefs


Deontay Burnett
, WR, USC. 
The Bills have revamped their receiving group — going from small and fast to tall with large with contested-catch ability. But they could use a
Ted Ginn
Jr. type on the roster. Burnett is slight of frame but has displayed the ability to make plays in a multitude of ways for the Trojans. He has blazing downfield speed, suddenness in the open field and excellent ball skills. 

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The Bills grab the quick Burnett to complement their receiver group.
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27. Dallas Cowboys


Quin Blanding
, S, Virginia . 
Blanding can do whatever you ask of him, really, but the Cowboys would let him patrol the deep middle and create turnovers with
Byron Jones
now more of a slot cornerback and strong safety than anything else. Blanding sees everything happen a split-second before everyone else on the field and is a sure tackler.


28. Atlanta Falcons


Austin Bryant
, DE, Clemson. 
Remember what I said about Clemson’s defense? Yeah, Bryant’s really good too. At nearly 6-foot-4 and nearly 270 pounds, he doesn’t need to add any weight to his frame to play every down in the NFL. He had four sacks and four tackles for loss against Auburn. The
Atlanta Falcons
have speed on their defensive front; Bryant would infuse some power.


29. Baltimore Ravens


Martinas Rankin
, OT,
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The
Baltimore Ravens
picked
Ronnie Stanley
in 2016, and he has franchise left tackle traits. Losing right tackle
Ricky Wagner
in free agency hurts, and Rankin is the ideal replacement. Even if Baltimore needs to kick him inside to guard on occasion, this Mississippi State alum can play there too. 


30. Pittsburgh Steelers


Malik Jefferson
, LB, Texas. 
Jefferson needs some gap-filling refinement, but that’s not uncommon for a young linebacker. Physically, Jefferson moves like a bigger safety and hits like he has another 20 pounds on him. In this scenario, the
Pittsburgh Steelers
would love to pair him with
Ryan Shazier
to form a hyper-athletic linebacker tandem.


31. Seattle Seahawks


Mitch Hyatt
, OL, Clemson. 
Hyatt was a highly touted high school recruit — 247 rated him as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country — and he’s acclimated quickly to the ACC while at Clemson. Have you seen the
Seattle Seahawks
offensive line lately? Or, like, for the past two seasons.


32. New England Patriots


Micah Kiser
, LB,
Virginia Cavaliers
Two first-round picks from Virginia? Yep, and it would be the first time since 2008. Kiser is a second-level eraser who can provide some pass-rushing help as a blitzer.
Dont’a Hightower
is one of the best linebackers in the AFC. He just needs an effective player next to him.


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