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Baltimore Beatdown users draft the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft! (3/32)

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The first ‘surprise’ of the Beatdown mock draft arrives only two picks into the draft. Receiving 270 of the possible 767 votes, Saquon Barkley joins the New York Giants.

I am slightly surprised by the final tally. While Saquon Barkley is a soon-to-be star tailback in the NFL, I figured the Jason Pierre-Paul trade would push the tally towards Bradley Chubb. It was close, though.

First overall voting total: Cleveland Browns
Second overall voting total: New York Giants

The New York Jets are now on the clock!

Possible picks:

  1. QB Josh Rosen — Does Rosen only ‘fall’ a single pick, but still land in New York? As I’ve published twice now, he’s thought to be the most talented quarterback in the draft. No doubt this is a big possibility.
  2. QB Baker Mayfield — The Jets made a big trade to third overall for a reason. I believe they calculated this trade with the belief of both the Browns and Giants taking Darnold and Rosen back-to-back. They may want Mayfield this badly. Now, in this draft, they have their pick of the litter.
  3. DE Bradley Chubb — The Jets signed both Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater in the offseason. Is this enough for them to stray from a quarterback? Bridgewater hasn’t played but a single game since his gruesome injury during the Minnesota Vikings training camp in 2016. If there is true confidence in McCown & Bridgewater, a star pass rusher can always provide a boost for an NFL team.
  4. QB Josh Allen — Just like mentioned above, the Jets traded up to three for a reason. He’s a possibility here.
  5. OG Quenton Nelson — I don’t believe the Jets trade up to third overall for a guard, but there’s a need. Felt it was worth placing his name in the poll.

Poll

With the third pick in the 2018 Beatdown Mock draft, the New York Jets select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
    (434 votes)
  • 22%
    Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
    (185 votes)
  • 3%
    Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
    (32 votes)
  • 18%
    Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
    (147 votes)
  • 1%
    Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
    (10 votes)
808 votes total Vote Now