By Jon Heath
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has released his 2018 NFL mock draft 2.0 (subscription required for link) and he has the Denver Broncos selecting a Heisman Trophy winner with the fifth overall pick.
Here’s how McShay predicts the first five picks will go down:
1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC
2. New York Giants: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
3. Indianapolis Colts: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
4. Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
This is a change from McShay’s first mock draft for 2018. In December, McShay had Denver selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen fifth overall (McShay now has Allen landing with the New York Jets at No. 6).
Here is McShay’s explanation for mocking Mayfield to the Broncos:
The Broncos need to accept that their 2016 first round pick with quarterback Paxton Lynch was a swing and a miss and now it’s time to move on. This is a potential landing spot for quarterback Kirk Cousins, but if Denver goes into the draft without a quarterback, look for them to snag Mayfield. Baker can handle the spotlight in Denver because he thrives in big moments and loves the attention. Baker the last three seasons at Oklahoma he had 117 passing touchdowns and 20...