Ball is life NFL mock draft Top 5

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1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Before the Jets traded up to the 3rd overall pick, there was talk of the Browns passing on a QB at 1. But the Jets have forced their hands. I keep hearing that it will come down to Darnold and Allen, look for them to select either of them here. Alternative Pick: Josh Allen

2. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

The Giants could keep this pick and Draft Saquan Barkley, or Notre Dame's Nelson but, I believe the Jets trade will cause the price to go too high for Dave Gettleman to refuse. Allen, although my 5th Ranked QB, is a good fit in Buffalo, and has the highest ceiling in this class. Alternative pick: Josh Rosen

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3. New York Jets: Josh Rosen,QB, UCLA

Rosen is the most polished, and most accurate passer in this draft. If the Jets invest in pieces around him, he will be a star. Alternative pick: Baker Mayfield

4. Cleveland Browns: Saquan Barkley, RB, Penn State

Cleveland could trade this pick to a team looking to draft Baker Mayfield, but the chance to give Darnold and Tyrod Taylor a weapon like Barkley is too good to pass up. Alternative pick: Quentin Nelson

5. Denver Broncos: Quentin Nelson, G, Notre Dame

The Broncos are a strong candidate to draft Baker Mayfield, but no QB can be productive behind the line they have currently. Nelson is the best Guard since Zach Martin. Alternative pick: Baker Mayfield