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The NFL Combine drills are about to begin with running backs, offensive lineman and special teams taking the field on March 2nd. Though before that gets underway, I’m putting out one final mock draft.

  1. Cleveland Browns (0-16) - Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants (3-13) - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts (4-12) - Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. Cleveland Browns - from Houston Texans (4-12) - Minkah Fitzpatrick, S/CB, Alabama
  5. Denver Broncos (5-11) - Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
  6. New York Jets (5-11) - Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) - Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  8. Chicago Bears (5-11) - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  9. San Francisco 49ers (6-10) - Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  10. Oakland Raiders (6-10) - Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  11. Miami Dolphins (6-10) - Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA
  12. Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) - Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  13. Washington Redskins (7-9) - Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  14. Green Bay Packers (7-9) - Derwin James, S, Florida State
  15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) - Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  16. Baltimore Ravens (9-7) - Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama - Before the Ravens come on the clock, there are a couple of clear landing spots for Ridley, most notably, the Chicago Bears. In this draft, I have the Bears selecting Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward. Ward is a more talented prospect that Ridley, and is a great fit for the Bears, thus they pass up on Ridley. Ridley then slides past the 49ers, Redskins and Packers before being available here at the 16th pick. That being the case, the Ravens have probably already submitted their card before you even got to this point in my analysis of the pick. Ridley is the most polished receiver in the draft class, and the safest one as well, something that should be comforting to a Ravens fanbase that has seen the team struggle to develop wide receivers. Ridley will make an impact on day one in the NFL. While the Ravens are not just one player away from being a real contender, Ridley should take an offense that struggled to throw the ball, and help make the passing game a dynamic one. He’s the player I’m most excited to watch at the Combine this weekend.
  17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) - Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks (9-7) - Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  19. Dallas Cowboys (9-7) - Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  20. Detroit Lions (9-7) - Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  21. Buffalo Bills (9-7) - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  22. Buffalo Bills - from Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) - Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  23. Los Angeles Rams (11-5) - Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
  24. Carolina Panthers (11-5) - Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  25. Tennessee Titans (9-7) - Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College
  26. Atlanta Falcons (10-6) - Harrison Phillips DT, Stanford
  27. New Orleans Saints (11-5) - Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) - Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) - Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  30. Minnesota Vikings (13-3) - Billy Price, C, Ohio State
  31. New England Patriots (13-3) - Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  32. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) - Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

I’ll have another mock draft come out next week after the Combine, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it looks nothing like this one.