2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Buffalo Bills pull off a blockbuster deal

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USC. Sam Darnold. 1. player. 53. . Quarterback

The amount of teams trying to get a top quarterback will scare the Browns into making this selection. I have been placing Barkley in this spot for some time, but I believe Cleveland won’t want to miss out on their QB.

Darnold will have to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the starting position. If Darnold gets the starting nod, he will have quality weapons in Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, David Njoku and Carlos Hyde.

He has a chance to end the quarterback drought that has plagued Cleveland for some time. Darnold will be a Pro-Bowl-quality quarterback if his coaching staff doesn’t let him down (looking at you, Hue). (Justin)

Previous Pick: Saquon Barkley

2. player. 16. <strong>TRADE</strong> <p><em>Buffalo trades No. 12, No. 56, and No. 65 to Indianapolis for No .6</em></p> <p><em>Buffalo trades No. 6, No. 22, and a 2019 second to New York for No. 2</em></p>. Quarterback. UCLA. Josh Rosen

With the Jets trading up to three, the Bills’ hand has been forced for them. In order to ensure they are able to get the guy they want, they have to get as high up as they can. This move to acquire Rosen is not just one move, but two.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 12 would be a steep drop for the Giants, so the Bills make two moves to get up and entice the Giants further. Buffalo can move from No. 12 to No. 6 with the Colts so Indianapolis can acquire more picks to rebuild their roster, and then take No. 6 to get to No. 2 so the Giants don’t miss out on an immediate impact player.

I have said it time and time again, I love Josh Rosen. I firmly believe he is the best quarterback in this class and can make a major impact for the next decade-plus. I also think he is the Bills’ top target and they will do what it takes to get him. He can be the next great quarterback for this franchise, something they have lacked for decades. (Stephen)

Previous Pick: Unchanged

Josh Allen. 3. player. 30. . Quarterback. Wyoming

QB-QB-QB. Are they the best three players in the draft? No. This mock just shows how desperate teams are to find their franchise quarterback.

The Jets traded three second-round picks to move up three spots. The move helps them secure their guy in Josh Allen. Allen has become a hot commodity because of his size, mobility and rifle of an arm. He is being compared to Cam Newton, but I don’t see that. Cam was more accurate and a better runner.

Allen will need time to transition to the NFL where accuracy is a necessity. If Allen can sit behind McCown or Bridgewater, he has the potential to be the best quarterback in the class. (Justin)

Previous Pick: Unchanged